Lepturacanthus gangeticus   (Gupta)  1966 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body bright silvery white.

Body very elongate and strongly compressed, ribbon like, tapering to a point. Mouth large, with fang-like teeth. Gillrakers 7 to 11 on lower arm of first arch. Dorsal fin with 120 to 133 rays, running from nape almost to end of body. Anal fin reduced to a series of small spines, all directed backwards. Pectoral fin with 1 serrated spine and 10 soft rays; pelvic fins absent. Caudal fin absent. Lateral line nearer to ventral profile than to dorsal profile of body.

Synonym (s)
Trichiurus gangeticus Gupta 1966
Lepturacanthus serratus Dutt and Thankam 1967
Lepturacanthus gangeticus Silas and Rajagopalan 1975

Common Name (s)
• Gangetic Ribbonfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Coast 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
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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