Aesopia heterorhinos   (Bleeker)  1856 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 55-120 mm

Color: Light yellowish brown with several dark incomplete transverse wavy bands from snout to base of caudal; some bands extending on to vertical fins having a submarginal black band; tip of caudal with black marginal band.

Head 5.8-6.2 in standard length, 6.7-6.9 in total length. Depth of body 2.8-3.0 in standard length, 3.0-3.2 in total length. Eyes on the right side. Eye diameter 3.5-3.7 in head, the upper eye slightly in advance of the lower and equal to snout. Nasal tentacles longer than eye diameter. Cleft of mouth reaching to below front border of lower eye. Opercular membrane joined to upper rays of pectoral on both sides. Dorsal fin originating above front border of upper eye. Caudal fin free from dorsal and anal fins. Right pectoral fin equal to 1 2/3 eye diameter, left pectoral about 1/2 eye diameter. Lateral line straight, reaching basal third of caudal fin.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 92-94; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 81-83; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 9; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: 4; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 120-123.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Solea heterorhinos Bleeker 1856
Aesophia heterorhinos Jones 1969
Solea heterorhina Day 1878

Common Name (s)
• Lammam
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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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