Otolithoides pama   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Head and second anal spine are 28 to 34 per cent and 3 to 4 per cent of standard length respectively. Second dorsal fin is provided with 40 to 44 fin rays. Gas bladder with a pair of tubules originating near the posterior end and extend forward into the head ramifying as branches below ear ossicles. Sagitta is elongated with shallow anterior and posterior depressions. Lower jaw is provided with two pairs of mental pores. Teeth on the lower jaw are well differentiated. Tip of the dorsal fin is grey.Opercle is provided with a grey blotch.

Synonym (s)
Bola pama Hamilton, 1822
Pama pama (Hamilton, 1822)
Sciaenoides hardwickii Blyth, 1860
Sciaenoides pama (Hamilton, 1822)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA
• North East Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganges Estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • National Fisheries Research Development Institute Available at - http://portal.nfrdi.re.kr/page?id=pr_index
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Sciaenid Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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