Zebrias zebra   (Bloch,  1787) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Shao, K.T.

Size: 14-19 cm.

Color: Yellow/brown on eyed side, with 12 paired dark brown cross-bands continued onto fins, where they are bent backward; a white-bordered, dark, ocellus on caudal fin.

Body elongate and flat, with strongly ctenoid (rough) scales on both sides. Eyes on right side, separated by a scaly space; mouth curved, cleft reaching to below anterior border of lower eye. Dorsal and anal fins completely joined to caudal fin; pectoral fins well developed, attached to opercular membrane, the right much longer than the left, upper 2 rays of right pectoral fin longer than others; pelvic fins shorter than right pectoral fin, right pelvic fin base longer than left.

Synonym (s)
Synaptura zebra (Bloch, 1787)

Common Name (s)
• Zebra sole (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted.)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic invertebrates, especially small crustaceans.


• East Coast 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
  • Fischer, W and Whitehead, PJP (1974) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Indian Ocean - Fishing Area 57 and Western Central Pacific - Fishing Area 71 FAO, Rome 4 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/e9163e/e9163e00.htm
  • 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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