Anacanthus barbatus   Gray,  1830 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Dull brown or grey. Fins are yellow.

Second dorsal and anal fin of the species are low. Caudal fin is wedge-shaped and its central ray are the longest. Head length of the species is about one third of the body excluding the caudal fin. The eyes are high up, behind and above the branchial opening. Body is strongly compressed, with a fleshy barbel below the symphysis of the lower jaw. Male there is a skinny prolongation from the throat and continued nearly as far as the anal fin. It is supported by a prolongation of the pelvic bone.

Synonym (s)
Psilocephalus barbatus (Gray, 1830)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



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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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Muraenidae-Eel Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Fisheries research institute Available at -

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