Aesopia cornuta   Kaup,  1858 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Soleidae

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Description
Size: 25.0 cm SL.

Color: Greyish or brown, with 15-16 dark bars edged with black (the first 3 bars on head); caudal fin blackish with pale spots.

Body shape is short and/or deep. Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 69-79; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 59-66; Vertebrae: 46.


Synonym (s)
Coryphaesopia cornuta (Kaup, 1858)
(Senior synonym)
Coryphaesopia cornuta barnardi Chabanaud, 1934
(Junior synonym)
Synaptura cornuta (Kaup, 1858)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Unicorn Sole (English)
• Horned Sole (English)
• Indi (Marathi)
• Vari Allu (Tamil)
• Jerree Potoo (Telugu)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)
Cultured:  Unknown

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• East Coast, Coromandel (Lat: 14) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Available at - http://www.unep-wcmc.org/
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System Available at - http://www.iobis.org/
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Allen, BR and Cliff, G (2000) Sharks caught in the protective gill nets off Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. 9. The spinner shark Carcharhinus brevipinna (Muller and Henle) South African Journal of Marine Science 22 199-215 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • Bijukumar, A (1996) Nematode parasites associated with the flatfishes (order: pleuronectiformes) of the Kerala coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 38(1&2) 34-39 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
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • 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

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