Gymnocranius elongatus   Senta,  1973 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed

Color: Overall color is silver, sometimes slightly brown dorsally, with about eight transverse brown bars on the sides, the first crossing through the eye, the remainder below the dorsal fin and across the caudal peduncle. Scattered blotches and speckling is sometimes evident on sides. Fins are clear to yellow-orange with caudal margins and tips often deep red.

Lower edge of eye is intersected by line from snout tip to the middle of the caudal fin fork. Eye diameter usually about equal to the length of the snout. The interorbital space is convex and about equal to eye diameter. The inner surface of the pectoral fin axil is scaleless. Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh)

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans, worms and mollusks


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -

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