Ostorhynchus endekataenia   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 17-88 mm

Color: Pale brownish, yellowish below with six dark brown longitudinal stripes. The first stripe from interorbital region backwards, dividing at origin of spinous dorsal and uniting at the end of base of soft dorsal and extending as far as the dorsal side of caudal peduncle. The second stripe from snout passing above eye backwards to upper portion of midbase of caudal and downwards to the fork. The third stripe, rather indistinct from postorbital part of eye along the ventral edge of lateral line, curving down towards the fourth stripe. The fourth median stripe from snout through eye to base of caudal, being darker there and narrowing to the caudal rays. The fifth from middle of upper jaw, below eye, through pectoral base to caudal base and upwards to the fork. A diffuse stripe from lower jaw to the end of base of anal fin. First dorsal dusky; second dorsal and anal pale with dark basal stripes. Ventral dusky. Pectoral transparent, its base brownish.

Head 2.5-2.8 in standard length, 3.2-3.6 in total length. Depth of body 2.7-2.9 in standard length, 3.4-3.7 in total length. Eye diameter 3.1-3.3 in head, 0.7 in snout and also in interorbital space. Maxilla reaching to below hind margin of pupil or beyond. Preopercle ridge smooth, hind margin of preopercle finely serrated. Preorbital height about 1/3 eye diameter. Pectoral fin shorter than head without snout. Ventral fin slightly shorter than pectoral.
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: 24-26; 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 ½ .

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apogon endekataenia Bleeker, 1852
Apogon novemfasciatus Smith, 1949
Ostorhynchus endekataenia Smith, 1961

Common Name (s)
• Rungbodi
• Kottapoothan
• Eleven-band Cardinalfish
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Ornamental fish)



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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