Halieutaea indica   Annandale & Jenkins  1910 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Lophiiformes
Family:Ogcocephalidae

Description
Size: 110 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens brown or yellowish and pinkish above, with irregular dark, more or less reticulated lines. Lower side light, the groups of spines showing as very small white spots.

Height 5.3-5.8, 7-7.3 in length with caudal. Head 1.6-1.7, 2-2.2 in length with caudal. Greatest breadth of head 1.15-1.23 in length without caudal. Length of head 1.3-1.4 in its breadth. Eye 4.6-7.3, 1-1.18 in the interorbital space. Snout 1.4-1.8 in eye.Interorbital space flat but bordered by the elevated orbital rims which are connected before eyes by a bony ridge, which forms the superior border of the rostral cavity, the roof of which extends to the anterior margin of the disk, hence the aperture of the rostral cavity is invisible from above. End of illicium trilobate, a pair of fringed lobes inferiorly and a single median lobe superiorly. Mouth horizontal, somewhat arched. Maxillary reaching to below middle of eye. Bands of very small, blunt teeth in the jaws. Dorsal rays short, equal to distance between posterior borders of eyes. Origin of anal below posterior half of dorsal. Longest anal rays slightly longer than longest dorsal rays. Branchial part of pectorals shorter than rayed part. Longest pectoral rays about equal to distance between outer borders of eyes. Origin of ventrals at about equal distances from symphysis of lower jaw and origin of anal. Skin of upper surface densely covered with prickles on stellated bases. Interorbital space and cheeks naked. Prickles of edge of disk ending in two or more spines. Lower surface with scattered groups of microscopical spines.


Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Halieutaea stellata Day 1876
Halieutaea stellata M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Beaufort, LF and Briggs, JC (1962) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Pataudi House, Daryaganj, New Delhi 11 481 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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