Monodactylus falciformis   Lacepede,  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Color: Adults silvery with dusky dorsal and anal lobes; juveniles dusky with dark vertical bars.

Synonym (s)
Psettus commersonii Cuvier, 1831
Psettus falciformis (Lacepede, 1801)
Psettus orbicularis Guichenot, 1866
Stromatoidea layardi Castelnau, 1861

Common Name (s)
• Full Moony (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; aquarium)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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