Bathypterois atricolor   Alcock  1896 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Aulopiformes
Family:Ipnopidae

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Description
Max length: 20.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)

Color: Uniform black; fins grayish.

Body elongate, slightly compressed; snout depressed. Head 4.3, depth of body about 8.5, both in standard length. Eyes very small. Cleft of mouth very wide; maxillary extending greatly beyond eye. Dorsal fin origin behind base of ventral fins and midway between eye and adipose fin. Origin of ventral fin in vertical through last dorsal ray and midway between hind border of operculum and base of caudal fin. Two uppermost pectoral rays prolonged, much more than twice length of head. Outermost two rays of ventral produced considerably beyond the rest of the rays, about one and a half times length of head. Caudal fin forked, lower rays prolonged. A deep notch in the ventral outline of tail at base of lower caudal rays.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 15; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 10; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 2+12; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: 9; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 52; 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: 15.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Bathypterois atricolor Alcock 1896
Bathypterois antennatus Gilbert 1905
(Junior synonym)
Bathypterois atricolor Alcock 1896
(Senior synonym)
Bathypterois atricolor antennatus Gilbert 1905
(Junior synonym)
Bathypterois atricolor atricolor Alcock 1896
(Senior synonym)
Bathypterois atricolor indicus Brauer 1906
(Junior synonym)
Bathypterois pectoralis Garman 1899
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Alcock, A (1994) A descriptive catalogue of the Indian deep sea fishes in the Indian museum Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi 1-211 Available at - CMFRI Library, Cochin- 682018
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.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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