Ostorhynchus quadrifasciatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Cuvier,  1828) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 55-66 mm

Color: Yellowish brown, lighter below with silvery white reflections. Two longitudinal dark stripes on body, the first one narrow from snout, above eye, along back towards upper edge of caudal base and the second broad stripe from snout through eye over opercle; it being darker there than the rest of the stripe, and then backwards to the end of the median caudal rays. Anterior part of first dorsal dusky. Second dorsal and anal each with a sub-basal brownish band. Pectoral hyaline. Upper and lower caudal rays dusky.

Head 2.5-2.8 in standard length, 3.2-3.5 in total length. Depth of body 2.7-3.0 in standard length, 3.4-3.7 in total length. Eye diameter 3.2-3.5 in head, 0.8 in snout and about 0.7 in interorbital space. Conical teeth in 3-4 rows in jaws; vomer and palatines toothed. Preopercle margin denticulate. Maxilla reaching below posterior half of eye. Ventral fin shorter than pectoral. Pectoral fin shorter than head without snout.
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, 12-13; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 24-25; 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 ½ .

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apogon quadrifasciatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828
Ostorhynchus quadrifasciatus Smith, 1961

Common Name (s)
• Bodubodi
• Poothan
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as bait in the tuna fishery)



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980, 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 1980, 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1980)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, PP; Gopakumar, G and Said Koya, KP (2002) Spatial distribution pattern and biology of tuna live-bait fishes in Lakshadweep Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 231-236 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Rao, DV; Rajan, PT and Devi K (1992) New records of groupers (Family: Serranidae) and cardinal fishes (Family: Apogonidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman science association, Port Blair 8(1) 47-52 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Varghese, G and Shanmugham, P (1983) The status of tuna fishery in Agatti island in Lakshadweep Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of india 25(1&2) 190-201 Available at - NIO, Goa

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