Ostracion cornutus [Status Unaccepted]   Linnaeus,   1758 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Ostraciidae

Description
Its carapace is four ridged and form a bridge across the back of the tail. A long anteriorly directed and conical supraorbital spine is present. Each ventral ridge terminates posteriorly with another somewhat similar one. Dorsal ridge is rather elevated about the middle of its length with a low ridge, but no spine. Interorbital space is very concave. There are about 8 or 10 teeth in either jaw, conical weak. About 10 scutes are present . Dorsal and anal fins are highest anteriorly. Caudal fin is truncated and equal to about half the total length.


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• 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:2011-12-21

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