Carapus parvipinnis   (Kaup)  1856 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 244-266 mm

Color: Brownish with fine dark dots.

Head 9.2-9.5, depth of body 12.2-12.8, both in total length. Eye diameter 5.5-6.4 in head and equal to or slightly more than snout. Maximum depth of head and also width of head about 3/5 of head. Maxilla free, extending well behind hind border of eye. Small sharp teeth in bands in both jaws; vomer with 3-4 slightly large conical teeth surrounded by smaller teeth and conical teeth in bands on palatines. Dorsal fin very low, its origin 3/4 head length behind head. 3 gill rakers on lower limb near angle elongate, 2 knobs on upper limb and 3-4 knobs on lower limb. Pectoral fin 3.5-3.8 in length of head. Vent slightly before a level from pectoral fin base.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Fieraster parvipinnis Kaup 1856
Carapus parvipinnis Smith 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• MAURITIUS (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • 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 -

Page last updated on:2009-12-04

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