Halieutaea coccinea   Alcock,  1889 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 330 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens light brown or whitish.

Greatest height slightly behind eye, 5-5.8, 6.15-7.1 in length with caudal. Head 1.5-1.7, 2-2.1 in length with caudal. Eye 5.7-8.1, more than snout in small specimens, somewhat less than snout in a very large specimens, 1.09-2.1 in interorbital space, which is flat or slightly concave, bordered by the low orbital rims, which are connected before eyes by a bony bridge forming the upper and side borders of the opening of the rostral cavity, the roof of which does not extend to anterior end of disk. Hence the opening of the rostral cavity is partly visible from above. End of illicium trilobate, viz. a pair of ringed lower lobes and a single upper lobe. Mouth large, arched, maxillary to below hind margin of eye. Bands of small, blunt, teeth in the jaws. Longest dorsal rays equal to eye in small specimens, longer than eye in a large specimens. Origin of anal slightly behind end of dorsal, its longest rays longer than those of dorsal. Rayed part of pectorals equal to distance between outer borders of eyes. Origin of ventrals about at equal distance from symphysis of lower jaw and origin of anal. Ventrals much shorter than pectorals. Caudal truncate. Skin of upper parts covered by smaller and larger stellated prickles, more scattered in young specimens, those of edge of disk bifid. Lower side with small prickles, less developed in young than in adults. In a large specimen well developed filaments along disk, specially in neighbourhood of mouth.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Halieutaea coccinea Norman, 1939
Halieutaea nigra M. Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1962)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/

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