Hypopleuron caninum   Smith & Radcliffe,  1913 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Ophidiiformes
Family:Ophidiidae

Description
Size: Max length : 57.0 cm SL


Colour: Back and sides grey. The dorsal and anal fins with black margin.


Body slender and elongate tapering posteriorly to tail. Body covered with small scales. Head elongate and depressed. Mouth large and oblique, with incurved canines on either side of symphysis of upper jaw. Jaws equal in length or lower jaw slightly protruding; no spines on opercle or subopercle; median basibranchial tooth patch 1; branchiostegal rays 8. Mandibular teeth in narrow bands. Ventrals very small. Lateral line broad and prominent anteriorly with small scales that overlie an inner series of larger scales that bear neuromasts; precaudal centra 22, parapophyses broad and inflated, inclosing the swim bladde; posteriorly narrowing and disappearing on tail. The fish is very slimy and difficult to handle in fresh condition.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Ponnani INDIA (Depth: 292.608 mts)
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1470/1/Tholasilingam_268-284.pdf
  • 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
  • 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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