Anarchias fuscus   Smith  1962 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 88-149 mm

Color: Uniform dark brown, mucus pores on head lighter; caudal fin whitish.

Head 7-8, depth of body 15.6-18.8, both in total length. Head 2.4-2.7 in trunk. Head and trunk 2.1-2.2 in total length. Eye diameter 1.8-2.3 in snout which is 6.2-6.6 in head. Snout to rictus 3.2-3.5 in head. Nape descending abruptly. Anterior nostrils short, tubular, reaching tip of snout; posterior nostrils of 2 pores over eye. Teeth in 2 series in jaws; the upper inner series of 3-5 teeth canine like; 2 depressible fangs on intermaxillary with 2-3 slightly smaller teeth on each side; vomerine teeth uniserial. Dorsal and anal fins rudimentary and confluent with caudal fin.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Anarchias fuscus Smith 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy 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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