Salarias cyanostigma   Bleeker  1849 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Seven dark spots along base of dorsal, first six double or nearly so , from them rather faint vertical bands descend over side. Three sharply penciled, very prominent black line extending horizontally on body from level of tenth dorsal spine to about the level of the tenth dorsal ray, from whence they continue to base of caudal as short bars or spots. Between each two of these three stripes anteriorly a row of dark bars appearing as secondary broken stripes. Top line occasionally partially broken into dashes, bottom line solid in specimens from Indian Ocean.

A well-developed crest on male beginning between eyes and sloping up gradually to highest point at posterior end, a strong posterior lobe extending beyond base, about 2/3 height of eye in specimens of moderate size. Crest always present in females, a little lower than in males of same height, but 2/3 height of eye in largest specimens available. Nasal cirrus 1/2 to 2/3 pupil in length consisting of 3 or 4 short slender filaments of equal length borne on a short pedicle. Supra orbital cirrus slender, rod-like, simple, tapered to a point, 1/2 to 1 eye diameter in length, not noticeably longer in males than females, one male examined had that on right eye briefly bifurcate at tip, all other specimens had organ simple. No nuchal cirri.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Salarias andamensis Day 1869
Salarias andamensis Day 1876
Salarias striolatus Day 1876
Salarias caudolineatus Gunther 1877
Alticus caudolineatus Jordan and Seale 1906
Rupiscartes caudolineatus Fowler 1925
Salarias caudolineatus Fowler 1928
Salarias caudolineatus Herre 1939
Salarias lineatus Herre 1939
Salarias striolatus Herre 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1951)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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