Glyptophidium macropus   Alcock,  1894 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Ophidiiformes
Family:Ophidiidae

Description
Size: 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed

Dorsal soft rays (total): 117-125; Anal soft rays: 90 - 102. Prominent head and body with an attenuate caudal part; head bones with large, thin crests; eye equal to or greater than length of snout; opercular spine broad, flat and weak; basibranchial with 2 median and a pair of tooth patches; long gill rakers on anterior arch 36 to 41. Caudal fin rays 8-10; stem of pseudobranchial filament pale, filaments 10-15

Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Demersal

Biogeography


• South West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Dr. Shivaji, A; Dr. Sanjeevan, VN; Saravanane, N; Dr. Shunmugaraj, T and Dr. Gupta, GVM (2010) Achievements of FORV Sagar Sampada 1997-2010 Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology, Ministry of earth Sciences, Kochi, India 10-21 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2011-06-16

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