Lethrinus cinereus   Valenciennes  1830 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body olive brown, with a quadrangular black blotch between pectoral fin and lateral line at middle of pectoral fin; faint vertical bands more or less broken up into blotches; numerous white or blue spots on scales on upper half of body. Dorsal fin with brown spots and a red outer margin; pectoral fins pinkish; other fins dusky with indistinct bands. Inside of mouth orange.

Body fairly compressed, its depth greater than head length; interorbital space slightly convex. Maxilla (upper jaw) extending to below vertical from posterior nostril. Canines rather small, the postero-lateral teeth of both jaws conical. Dorsal fin continuous, with no notch, with 10 spines and 9 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 soft rays. Pectoral fin slightly shorter than length of head; inner base of pectoral fin covered with scales; 6 rows of scales between lateral line and bases of mid-dorsal fin spines.

Synonym (s)
Lethrinus cinereus Valenciennes, 1830

Common Name (s)
• Bridled Pigface Bream (English)
• Karua (Telugu)
• Valamin (Tamil)
• Kadu (Malayalam)
• Rudder Fish (English)
• Chuncha
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA

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
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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