Atrobucca trewavasae   Talwar & Sathirajan,  1975 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Max length 21.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)

Color: Back drab grey, paler on belly; linings of mouth, gill chamber and body cavity black.

A medium-sized croaker, with an elongate and moderately compressed body. Mouth terminal, the upper jaw (maxilla) slightly less than half head; length of head 37 to 40% of standard length. Teeth villiform, differentiated in size in both jaws, the slightly enlarged teeth forming outer series in upper jaw and inner row in lower jaw. Gill rakers about 11 on lower arm of first arch. Dorsal fin with 10 spines, followed by a notch, second part of fin with 1 spine and 24 to 26 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 7 soft rays, the second spine weak. Pectoral fins long, nearly equal to body depth. Scales cycloid on head, weakly ctenoid on body. Gas-bladder carrot-shaped, with about 25 pairs of arborescent appendages.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Trewavas Croaker (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai Coast INDIA
• Southeast Coast INDIA
• Off, Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • Talwar, PK and Sathiarajan, R (1975) A new bathyal fish Atrobucea trewavasae (Pisces: Sciaenidae) from the Bay of Bengal Journal of Natural History 9 575-580
  • Talwar, PK (1995) Fauna of India and adjacent countries: Pisces: Perciformes, Scienidae ZSI 144 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Sciaenid Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • 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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