Pomadasys guoraca   (Cuvier,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 46.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Color: Body silvery, slightly darker on back. Fins yellowish brown. Young with large dusky blotch on operculum.

Body elongate and compressed, its depth about 2.7 to 2.8 times in standard length. Mouth small, lips fairly thick; maxilla (upper jaw) reaching to front edge of eye. Teeth in villiform bands, the outer series slightly enlarged. Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 13 or 14 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 7 or 8 soft rays, the second spine conspicuously longer than third spine. Scales moderate, ctenoid.

Synonym (s)
Pristipoma guoraca Russell, 1803
Pristipoma guoraka Day, 1875
Pristipoma guoraco Day, 1889
Pristipoma guoraca Cuvier, 1829
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Silver Grunt (English)
• Thondakappe (Kannada)
• Thondo (Kannada)
• Kurukuruppan (Malayalam)
• Cheri (Tamil)
• Kadichani (Tamil)
• Kalianthalai (Tamil)
• Komkee (Tamil)
• Kurukuruppan (Tamil)
• Kurumutti (Tamil)
• Mullankra (Tamil)
• Pullikurimeen (Tamil)
• Gorakka (Telugu)
• Guoraca (Telugu)
• Karuppi (Telugu)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.81) INDIA (Record: 12/2005-11/2006) (Depth: 12-30 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Veerappan, N; Anbalagan, T and Balasubramanian, T (2009) Survey on sound producing marine fishes and Ichthyoplankters of Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Science International Digital Organization for Scientific Information 6(1) 35-40 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/aejaes/jaes6(1)/6.pdf

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