Myripristis adusta   Bleeker,  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beryciformes
Family:Holocentridae

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Description
Size: Max length 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed;

Color: Pale salmon pink; edges of scales dorsally on body deep blue to black; median fins with broad black outer border.

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 16; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Inner pectoral fin axil naked except for one (rarely two) moderate scales on lower half.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.


Synonym (s)
Myripristis adustus Bleeker, 1853
Myripristis kuntee (non Valenciennes, 1831)
(Misapplied name)
Myripristis melanostictus (non Bleeker, 1863)
(Misapplied name)
Neoniphon adusta (Bleeker, 1853)
(Senior synonym)
Ostichthys adustus (Bleeker, 1853)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Lofodubarihi (Mahl)
• Perumkanni (Malayalam)
• Kannankaduva (Malayalam)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Plankton- crab larvae

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
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