Ostorhynchus novemfasciatus   (Valenciennes)  (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Apogonidae

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Description
Size: 41-49 mm

Color: Pale brownish, yellowish below with 5 dark stripes along sides; the first from between eyes, along side of bases of dorsal fins; second from snout, above eye along upper edge of lateral line and to caudal base; third stripe from snout through eye, along middle of side to caudal base; the fourth from below eye through base of pectoral to lower edge of caudal base and the fifth from chest ending above end of base of anal; the middle 3 bands may extend to the caudal fin where they are indistinct. First dorsal slightly dusky, other fins pale, dorsal and anal with dark basal stripes.

Head 2.6-2.7 in standard length, 3.1-3.3 in total length. Depth of body 2.7-2.8 in standard length, 3.4-3.6 in total length. Eye diameter 2.8-3.0 in head, 0.6-0.7 in snout and 0.6 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching to below hind border of pupil. Preorbital height ¼ eye diameter. Preoperculum serrated. Pectoral fin equal to postorbital length of head with 2/3 eye diameter. Ventral fin shorter.
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; 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 novemfasciatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828
Apogon fasciatus Day, 1878
Ostorhynchus novemfasciatus Jones, 1969

Common Name (s)
• Rungbodi
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Ornamental fish)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Atoll (Lat: 8) (Long: 71) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Thilakkam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • 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
  • Pillai, CSG; Gopakumar, G and Mohan, M (1991) Ichthyofauna of the intertidal reef flats of Minicoy atoll, Lakshadweep An analysis of its structure, relative abundance and food Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The marine Biological Association of India 34 74-83 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kumaran, M; Pillai, PP; Mohan, RSL; Murty, VS and Gopakumar, G (1989) Live-bait resources and development Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 39-45 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Kumaran, M; Murty, VS and Lalmohan, RS (1989) Resources of ornamental fishes Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 46-64 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Murty, VS (2002) Marine ornamental fish resources of Lakshadweep CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 72 1-134 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3536/1/Special_Publication_No_72.pdf

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