Acanthocepola limbata   (Valenciennes,  1835) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Fishes will elongated and laterally compressed body gradually taper to caudal region. Scales are cycloid, minute, present on head and opercle. Eyes are red, large and lateral in anterior half of head. Middle part of eye is bright dark. Mouth is strongly oblique, large and slightly protractile. Median palatine teeth is present. Tongue is triangular is shape. Preopercle is bluntly serrated. Gill openings are wide and semi-circular. Lateral line ascending from the upper corner of the gill opening to dorsal and running very close to its base upto caudal continuous with the caudal fin. Anal fin is long, commences opposite to 8th dorsal ray. First dorsal and anal rays are short. Pectoral fins are short, around, branched and originate beneath 4th or 5th dorsal ray. The dorsal, anal, pectoral, ventral and caudal fins have 83,93,19,6 and 10 fin rays respectively

Synonym (s)
Cepola limbata Valenciennes, 1835

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

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy


• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 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 Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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