Johnius vogleri [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Greyish on back and silvery (glossed with golden) on flanks and belly. Spinous dorsal fin dusky in its upper third; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellowish.

A fairly small species, with a rounded snout but not projecting nor greatly swollen. Eyes fairly large. Mouth fairly large, subterminal, the upper jaw (maxilla) extending to below hind margin of pupil. Teeth villiform in narrow bands, strongly differentiated in size in both jaws, the outer of upper jaw and inner row of lower jaw of fairly large, widely spaced teeth; no canine teeth. Gillrakers 9 to 12 in lower arm of first arch. Dorsal fin with 10 spines, followed by a deep notch, second part of fin with 1 spine and 27 to 30 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 7 soft rays, the second spine short. Caudal fin rhomboid. Scales cycloid on head, ctenoid on body; scaly sheath on lower parts of dorsal and anal fins. Gasbladder hammer-shaped, with 14 to 15 pairs of arborescent appendages, the first entering head.

Synonym (s)
Otolithus vogleri Bleeker, 1853
Sciaena vogleri Day, 1876

Common Name (s)
• Sharp Toothed Hammer Croaker (English)
• Croaker (English)
• Dhoma
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval Coast 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 -
  • Nair, VR; Govindan, K; Ramaiah, N and Gajbhiye, SN (1993) Fishery potential of the Gulf of Kachchh Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 91-103 Available at -
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house 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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