Quisquilius inhacae   (Smith)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 18-22 mm

Color: Uniform red with five somewhat vertical yellowish stripes on lower part of head and two oblique stripes from hind border of eye upwards; the hind one joined to the fourth stripe on preopercle. Dorsal fins pale to light brownish with darker spots on rays. Other fins pale yellowish.

Head 3.1-3.3 in standard length, 3.9-4.1 in total length. Depth of body 3.8-4.0 in standard length, 4.7-5.0 in total length. Eye diameter 3.3-3.4 in head, about 0.8 in snout and 0.3 in interorbital space. Front nostril a short tube, the hind one an open pore. Gill openings wide. Maxilla reaching to below front border of pupil. Teeth in jaws slender, caniniform, the outer series enlarged. Tongue truncate. Pectoral fin half length of snout shorter than head. Ventral fin shorter than pectoral. Ventral fins joined by a narrow membrane. Nape scaled, cheek naked, a few scales on upper part of opercle. 17 predorsal scales.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 10; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 8; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 17; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 27-28; 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: 14.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius inhaca Smith 1949
Quisquilius inhaca Smith 1963
Quisquilius inhacae Jones and Kumaran 1967
Quisquilius anthioides Smith 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)

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

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