Ostorhynchus nubilus [Status Unaccepted]   (Garman,  1903) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 23-94 mm

Color: Head and body brownish, lighter below, normally with 6-8 lighter cross bars separated by wider dusky interspaces on sides. A dark mark from below eye to angle of preopercle, its width only slightly more below the eye than at the angle of preopercle. A diffuse dark blotch over upper part of caudal peduncle continued below lateral line. Anterior half of first dorsal blackish, rest of the fin dusky or lighter. Soft dorsal pale to dusky, first few rays being generally darker. Anal and caudal dusky to lighter. Pectoral and ventral transparent.

Head 2.6-2.7 in standard length, 3.3-3.4 in total length. Depth of body 2.4-2.5 in standard length, 3.0-3.2 in total length. Eye diameter 2.5-2.7 in head, 0.5 in snout and 0.8 in interorbital space. Preopercle ridge smooth, preopercle margin finely serrate. Maxilla reaching to below middle of eye. Teeth villiform in bands in jaws, in two rows on vomer and in a single row on palatines. First dorsal fin spine about 1/3 of second, the latter equal to slightly more than 2/5 of third spine.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VII; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 8; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 11; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 23-25; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 2+1+6.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apogon nubilus Garman, 1903
Ostorhynchus nubilus Smith, 1961

Common Name (s)
• Kalubodi
• Kodupoothan
• Kottapoothan
• Six-band Cardinalfish
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar, Perca Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp 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
  • 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

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