Tripterygion gymnauchen   (Weber)  1909 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 20-35 mm

Color: Pale to brownish, sides of body sometimes with irregular dark bars. Lower part of head and pectoral base with dark brown pigments. Dorsal fins, caudal and anal dusky in some specimens. Lower rays of pectoral dusky, upper rays brownish.

Head 3.2-3.4 in standard length, 3.7-3.8 in total length. Depth of body 4.8-5.2 in standard length, 5.6-6.1 in total length. Eye diameter 3.0-3.2 in head, about 0.8 in snout and 0.3 in inter orbital space. Head, narrow portion below first dorsal fin and of anterior part of second dorsal fin and breast naked. Lateral line with 24-26 scales, ending below second ray of third dorsal fin. First spine of first dorsal fin equal to about two thirds of length of first spine of second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin equal to or slightly shorter than head. Inner ray of ventral fin longest, equal to postorbital part of head with half eye diameter.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: III; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: XIV; number of spines in the third dorsal fin: 9-10; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 20-21; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 16; number of scale rows along the midside of body from the upper corner of operculum to the midbase of caudal fin in the absence of lateral line: 42-44.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Tripterygium gymnauchen M. Weber 1909
Tripterygion gymnauchen de Beaufort 1951

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (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 -
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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