Pomadasys multimaculatum   (Playfair,  1866) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Maximum 76 cm; common to 15 cm.

Color: Body and head with small dark brown spots; dorsal fin spotted like on body.

Body oblong and compressed, its depth contained 2.5 to 2.8 times in standard length. Head blunt, its upper profile straight or concave (large adults); mouth small, maxilla reaching to level of posterior nostril; teeth in jaws in villiform bands; two pores and a median pit on chin. Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 13 soft rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 7 soft rays. Scales ctenoid (rough to touch); lateral line with 50 to 54 scales.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Cock Grunter (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh)

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 2 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ad468e/ad468e00.HTM#Contents
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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