Dactyloptena macracantha   (Bleeker,  1854) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Scorpaeniformes
Family:Dactylopteridae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 30 cm TL.

Color: Differ in color from the more common D. orientalis by the lack of blue lines in the pectoral fins and has a centrally placed dark blotch on the fin instead. Also the body lacks black spots.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Spotwing flying gurnard (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Minor commercial; Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.21667) INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) 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
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2010-08-16

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