Johnius sina [Status Unaccepted]   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Dusky brown on back, silvery on flanks and belly. Upper part of spinous dorsal fin dusky.

A fairly small species with the snout rounded but not projecting, not inflated. Mouth fairly large, slightly inferior, the upper jaw (maxilla) extending to below posterior part of eye. Teeth villiform in narrow bands, moderately differentiated in size in both jaws, the outer row in upper jaw and inner row in lower jaw of enlarged spaced teeth; no canine teeth. Gillrakers slender, 13 to 15 on lower arm of first arch. Dorsal fin 9 or 10 spines, followed by a deep notch, second part of fin with 1 spine and 27 to 31 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 7 soft rays, the second spine moderate, about 1/3 of head length. Caudal fin rhomboid. Scales cycloid on head, ctenoid on body. Gasbladder hammer-shaped, with 12 to 17 pairs of arborescent appendages, the first entering head.

Synonym (s)
Corvina sina Cuvier, 1830
Wak menoni Talwar and Joglekar, 1970

Common Name (s)
• Sin Croaker (English)
• Kayada
• Jew Fish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) 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 -
  • 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
  • Ansari, ZA (2004) Fish and fisheries of Goa coast 110-119 Available at - NIO, Goa

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