Monacanthus scriptus [Status Unaccepted]   (Osbeck,   1765) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Monacanthidae

Description
Color: Buff colour, covered with small brown spots and blue lines.

Body of the fish is oblong, snout produced with its upper concave profile. Their eyes are of moderate size , situated between the upper end of the gill-opening and the first dorsal fin. They have got eight compressed and pointed teeth. Vertical fins of the species are low, dorsal spine is weak and of moderate length. There is no ventral spine. Caudal fin is wedge-shaped.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Muraenidae-Eel Daya publishing house 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

Page last updated on:2011-12-19

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