Ostracion turritus [Status Unaccepted]   Forsskal,  1775 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Ostraciidae

Description
Color: Olive brown

Superior or dorsal ridge being elevated and superiorly compressed into sharp triangular spine. Each lateral or ventral ridge is well developed, and armed with four triangular, flattened and strong spines directed backwards. Body is about as wide as high, being of a triangular shape the apex is above. The carapace forms a moderately broad bridge across the back of the tail. A compressed supraorbital spine is directed upwards or a little backwards. Twelve teeth in the upper and eight teeth in the lower jaw is present. Dorsal and anal fins are highest anteriorly. Caudal fin is rounded or truncated.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Muraenidae-Eel Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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