Tripterygion fasciatum   (Weber,  1909) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 19-28 mm

Color: Preserved specimens yellowish; lower parts of head and base of pectoral dark brown, a dark vertical band at base of caudal. First and second dorsal with dark markings, the third dorsal with three or four oblique bands. Caudal fin with 5-6 rows of dark spots.

Head 3.2-3.3 in standard length, 3.8-4.0 in total length. Depth of body 4.2-4.5 in standard length, 5.1-5.5 in total length. Eye diameter 3.3-3.5 in head, 0.8-0.9 in snout and about 0.3 in interorbital space. Mouth slightly oblique, maxillary reaching to below front border of pupil. A nasal tentacle and a small orbital tentacle present. Teeth minute in jaws and in an angular band on vomer. First spine of first dorsal slightly more than 2/3 of first spine of second dorsal. Pectoral fin slightly longer than head. Inner ray of ventral fin longer, as long as head without snout. 7 lower rays of pectoral fin thickened and undivided. Nape scaled; head, base of pectoral and belly naked. Lateral line with 15 scales, convexly curved and ending below last spine of second dorsal.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: III; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: XII; number of spines in the third dorsal fin: 8-9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 18; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 16; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: 2; 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: 30-31.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Tripterygion fasciatum Weber, 1913
Tripterygion (Enneapterygius) fasciatum Mukerji, 1935
Tripterygion fasciatum Herre, 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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