Synagrops japonicus   (Doderlein,  1883) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: Max. size:35cm; Eye 2.9-3.1 in head.

Body rather elongate with scales easily shed. Two dorsal fins. Mouth large with two distinct canines in adults. Eyes fairly large with interorbital less than eye. The mouth extends to below the middle of eye, with a somewhat projecting lower jaw.

Synonym (s)
Melanostoma japonicum Doderlein, 1883
Synagrops natalensis Gilchrist, 1922

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Coastal


• Kerala INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey INDIA (Depth: 329.184 mts)
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1998-2000) (Depth: 301-400 mts)

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
  • Tholasilingam, T; Venkataraman, G and Krishna Kartha, KN (1964) On some Bathypelagic fishes taken from the Continental slope off the South West Coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Central Marine Fisheries Research Sub-Station, Ernakulam 6(2) 268-284 Available at -
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Venu, S and Kurup, BM (2002) Distribution and abundance of deep sea fishes along the west coast of India Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 39(1) 20-26 Available at - NIO, Goa

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