Beryx decadactylus   Cuvier,  1829 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Top of head, iris, back and all fins bright blood red. Orbital bones, cheeks and opercular bones shiny white. Breast shiny yellowish white. Body silvery with thin lengthwise lines

Body deep, compressed and has a large eye.

Synonym (s)
Actinoberyx jugeati Roule, 1923
Actinoberyx longipinnis (Barnard, 1925)
Actinoberyx pozzi Nani, 1958
Beryx borealis Duben & Koren, 1844
Beryx delphini Valenciennes, 1833
Beryx dodecadactylus Cuvier, 1829
Beryx longipinnis Barnard, 1925

Common Name (s)
• Alfonsino (English)
• Red Bream (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic


• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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