Trypauchenichthys sumatrensis   Hardenberg,  1931 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 65 mm.

Color: Uniform pink. Fins in fresh specimens somewhat blackish.

Body compressed, height 6.3-7.1 in length. Head obtuse, compressed, 5-5.3 in length. Eyes very small. mouth very oblique, curved. Head naked. On head a rather elevated crest, faintly serrated and pointed in front. Some open on head. Dorsal fins continuous with caudal fin and anal fin. Lower rays of pectoral fin much shorter than the upper rays. Ventral fin without basal membrane, totally separate. Caudal fin oblong, about 6 in total length.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trypauchenichthys sumatrensis Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Koumans, FP (1953) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 10 423 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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