Colletteichthys dussumieri   (Valenciennes,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Size: Maximum length obtained is 30.5 cm.

Three solid dorsal-fin spines without venom glands; three solid opercular and one short subopercular spine, often with a small second point below; two subopercular filaments; upper accessory pectoral-fin radial totally ossified; three lateral lines present, the upper with 43–53 pores, the middle with about six, and the lower with 26–30; no photophores; no scales; a funnel-shaped pit at top of pectoral-fin axil, with glandular tissue inside and extending from ventral pit margin onto axil; interorbital areas not crossed by conspicuous skin ridges; two rows of pointed teeth in anterior portion of lower jaw; sides of lower jaw with single row of pointed teeth; upper jaw with three rows of pointed teeth anteriorly, two rows on side, grading into single row posteriorly; vomer and palatine with single row of pointed teeth; dorsal-fin elements III, 19–22; anal-fin rays, 15–17; pectoral-fin rays, 21–24; vertebrae, 29. The colour pattern light brown, shading to white ventrally, with four, irregular, branching, dark brown bars on body and dark bands and blotches on head and fin.

Synonym (s)
Austrobatrachus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1837)
Batrachus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1837

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Roja, S; Anilkumar, PR and Salih, KYM (2010) First record of the flat toadfish, Colletteichthys dussumieri (Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) from estuarine waters of India Marine Biodiversity Records Cambridge University Press 3 1-2 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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