Auxis tapeinosoma [Status Unaccepted]   Bleeker,  1854 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: over all bluish irridescence.Black patch at the postero-ventral border of the eye. Anal fin and finlets colourless with white patch around the base

Body robust, sides slightly laterally compressed, dorsal outline broadly and evenly curved, ventral outline flattened abdominally. Mouth moderate, oblique,end of maxillary reaching below the anterior third of the eye. Jaws nearly equal, the lower jaw projecting almost imperceptibly beyond the upper. Teeth small, pointed, in a single row on both jaws, none on palate. Branchiostegals 7. Gill rakers long and slender, 40 on the first gill arch.Two dorsal fins separated by interspace slightly shorter than head length.Two dorsal fins separated by interspace slightly shorter than head length. First dorsal roughly triangular with 10 spines, anterior spine longest. Second dorsal small with 13 rays. Dorsal finlets 8. Anal fin small, with 2 spines,11 rays. Anal finlets 7. Pectorals roughly triangular, reaching vertical from the base of first ray of first dorsal.. Ventral thoracic, axillary scales equal in length to ventrals.

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• Indian Ocean, INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S (1958) Notes on the Frigate Mackerels, Auxis Thazard (Lacepede) and Auxis Tapeinosoma Bleeker, from Indian Waters Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 5(1) 189 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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