Gaterin albovittatus   (Ruppell)  1838 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 112 mm

Color: Silvery white; a dark brown median band from the occiput to the base of the anterior dorsal spines, a second band from the snout passing above the eye, increasing in width posteriorly and continued to the median rays of dorsal and a third band from snout through eye, broadest above the pectoral and continued to the caudal fin. Fins yellowish, spinous dorsal with narrow dark edge increasing in width posteriorly on the soft dorsal, caudal with two oblique dark bands on the upper lobe and one along the lower lobe; lower edge of anal dark; ventral with dark tip; pectoral hyaline.

Head 2.9 in standard length, 3.65 in total length. Depth of body 2.5 in standard length, 3.3 in total length. Eye diameter 3.7 in head, equal to snout and also interorbital space. Maxillary reaching past front border of eye. pectoral fin equal to head without snout. Vertical limb of preopercle finely serrated.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XIII, 19; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: III, 7; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 15; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 63; 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: 13+1+24; gill raker count: 10+1+19.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Diagramma albovittatum Ruppell 1835
Diagramma lineatum var. albovittatum Day 1878
Gaterin albovittatus Smith 1962
Plectorhynchus albovittatus Weber and de Beaufort 1936

Common Name (s)
• Haravalumas
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Red Sea (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna 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 -

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