Acropoma japonicum   Gunther,  1859 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Body moderately elongate, compressed. Scales large, weakly ciliated and deciduous. Two luminous organs run longitudinally in the abdominal muscle from the thorax to slightly beyond the anus and join each other at the anterior extremities.

Synonym (s)
Acropoma japonica Gunther, 1859
Acropoma japonicus Gunther, 1859
Acropoma japononicum Gunther, 1859
Synagrops japonicus (Gunther, 1859)
Synagrops splendens Lloyd, 1909

Common Name (s)
• Glow-Belly (English)
• Japanese Splitfin (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; Marketed fresh and reduced to fishmeal.)

Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 74.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 140 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 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 -
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 Available at -
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa

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