Idiacanthus atlanticus   Brauer,  1906 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: black (females); dark-brown (males)

females with well developed canine teeth, barbel and pelvic fins with six stripes. Males have no teeth on maxilla and neither barbel nor pelvic fins.

Synonym (s)
Idiacanthus aurora Waite, 1916
Idiacanthus niger Regan, 1914
Idiacanthus retrodorsalis Thompson, 1915

Common Name (s)
• Black Dragonfish (English)
• Sawtail Fish
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 1784-3444 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 -

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