Schindleria pietschmanni   (Schindler,  1931) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 8.6-15.1 mm

Color: Transparent.

Body elongate and compressed and appearing slightly deeper in relation to standard length when compared to its cogener. Head 8.5-9.0 in total length. Eye diameter 3.7-3.8 in head and equal to or slightly more than snout. Preanal length about 1.8 in total length. Two or three rows of fine teeth in jaws. Origin of dorsal fin opposite to or slightly before a vertical from anal fin origin. Ventral fins absent. Dorsal side of air bladder pigmented and situated below 14th or 15th vertebra. 35-37 vertebrae, 16-18 being preanal. Myomeres fairly discernible.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 17-18; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 17; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 15-16.

Dioecious, external fertilization. Adults with mature gonads while retaining postlarval characters. Distinct pairing.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Hemiramphus pietschmanni Schindler, 1931
(Senior synonym)
Schindleria pietschmanni (Schindler, 1931)
(Senior synonym)
Hemirhamphus pietschmanni Schindler, 1931
Schindleria pietschmanni Jones and Kumaran, 1964
Hemiramphus pietschmanni Schindler, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Lagoon INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.76) (Long: 72.43) INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Jones, S. (1969) Catalogue of fishes from the Laccadive Archipelago in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 8 1-35 Available at -

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