Cypselurus comatus   (Mitchill,  1815) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Synonym (s)
Cheilopogon comatus (Mitchill, 1815)
Cypselurus alienus Herre, 1935
Cypselurus antarei Beebe & Hollister, 1933
Cypselurus vitropinna Breder, 1927
Exocoetus comatus Mitchill, 1815

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Subsistence fisheries)

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.55) (Long: 72.1) INDIA (Record: 03/1954)
• Lakshadweep, Amini Island (Lat: 11.08) (Long: 72.75) INDIA (Record: 03/1954)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island (Lat: 10.56) (Long: 72.95) INDIA (Record: 03/1954)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti Island (Lat: 10.85) (Long: 78.46) INDIA (Record: 03/1954)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balan, V (1958) Notes on a visit to certain islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, with special reference to fisheries Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 55 (2) 297-306 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 -
  • Encyclopedia of Life 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 -

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