Daya jerdoni   (Day,  1873) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 15 cm.

Color: In preserved specimen bluish above, creamy below, with a silvery hue all over, most marked on opercle. Fins pinkish, spinous dorsal dusky along its edge. A dark spot superiorly at base of pectoral.

Height 2.8, 3.9 in length with caudal. Head 3.7, 5 in length with caudal. Length of head 1.1 in its height. Eye 3.5, more than very convex inter orbital space. Snout 1.3 in eye. Four transverse rows of scales on preopercle and a fifth row on inferior limb. Dorsal spines subequal, about as long as snout and half eye together, the membranes between the spines not incised. No notch between spinous and soft dorsal, which is pointed, the longest rays equal to head without snout. First anal spine almost as long as second, which equals the dorsal spines in length. Soft anal similar to soft dorsal. Ventrals about half length of snout shorter than head. Pectorals slightly longer, but not as long as head. Caudal deeply forked, the lobes pointed.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pomacentrus jerdoni Day, 1877
Pomacentrus jerdoni Evermann and Seale, 1907
Daya jerdoni M. Weber, 1913
Daya jerdoni McCulloch, 1921
Daya jerdoni Montalban, 1927
Daya jerdoni Fowler and Bean, 1928
Daya jerdoni Whitely, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Beaufort, LF (1940) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 8 508 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at -

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