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

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Description
Size: 15-46 mm

Color: Head and upper sides light brownish, pale yellowish below. Head and anterior part of body with numerous dark brown spots. Fins yellowish, some specimens with an indistinct sub-basal band for second dorsal and anal.

Head 2.6-2.7 in standard length, 3.3-3.4 in total length. Depth of body 2.8-3.1 in standard length, 3.6-3.9 in total length. Eye diameter 2.7-2.8 in head, 0.6 in snout and also in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching almost to below hind edge of pupil. Teeth in a few rows in jaws, outer row slightly enlarged; a narrow band of teeth on vomer and palatines. Preopercular margin finely serrated. First dorsal fin spine minute, second less than half length of third. Pectoral fin equal to or slightly exceeding postorbital part of head and half 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, 11-12; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 25-26; 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.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Apogon moluccensis Valenciennes, 1832
Ostorhynchus moluccensis Jones and Kumaran, 1964

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • 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
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1964) New records of fishes from the seas around India - Part I Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 6(2) 285-306 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1507/1/Jones_285-306.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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