Anthias cichlops   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 11.2 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimen greenish, fins yellowish-red.

Height somewhat more than 3, 4.3 in length with caudal. Head 3.5, 4.7 in length with caudal. Eye 3.5. Snout scaly, shorter than eye. Interorbital space almost equal to eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw projecting. Maxillary reaching to below posterior half of eye. Maxillary scales larger than frontal ones. Teeth in upper jaw pluriserial, those of the outer rows larger and conical and with a moderate canine in front, teeth of inner rows small, one or two small canines in front. Teeth of lower jaw small, pluriserial, a canine on the middle of each ramus and a small canine near symphysis. Vomerine teeth in a triangular patch, those of palatines in a narrow band. Angle of praeoperculum rounded. Hind border and angle serrated, about 4 larger serrations at angle. Lower border smooth. Praeopercular limb scaly. Suboperculum and interoperculum serrated. Three opercular spines, the upper one scarcely visible. Anterior and middle dorsal spines shorter than the posterior ones, which are as long as soft dorsal rays. Soft dorsal obtusely angulate. Membrane between spines of dorsal hardly emarginate, that between soft rays scaly at base. Second anal spine longest, longer than dorsal spine, soft anal pointed. Pectorals about equal to ventrals, nearly as long as head. Caudal slightly emarginate, with the outer rays prolonged. Scales without squamulae.

Remarks: values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Serranus cichlops Bleeker 1853
Anthias cichlops Gunther 1859
Pseudanthias cichlops Bleeker 1876
Anthias cichlops Boulenger 1895
Anthias cichlops Weber and de Beaufort 1931
Anthias taeniatus Smith 1961

Common Name (s)
• Rybureki
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Bait fish)



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Red Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Silas, EG and Pillai, PP (1982) Bait fishes Resources of tunas and related species and their fisheries in the Indian Ocean, CMFRI Bulletin, 32 CMFRI 32 136-140 Available at -

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