Trichiurus pantului   Gupta  1966 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body silvery white.

Body very elongate and strongly compressed, ribbon-like, tapering to a point. Head length 2.8 to 3.2 in snout-vent distance, and 8.0 to 8.8 in total length. Mouth large, with barbed fang-like canine teeth; teeth on palatines in 4 or 5 rows. Eye diameter 5.3 to 6.5 in head length; lower hind margin of operculum concave. Dorsal fin with 3 spines and 120 to 130 soft rays; running from nape almost to end of body. Anal fin reduced to separate spines, which are buried in skin; anal fin origin below vertical from 40th soft dorsal ray. Pectoral fin almost equal to snout length. Pelvic and caudal fins absent. Lateral line descends abruptly over pectoral fin and continued to tail along lower third of the sides of body.

Synonym (s)
Trichiurus pantului Gupta 1966
Trichiurus russelli Dutt and Thankam 1967

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



• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1984)

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 -

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