Lactoria fornasini   (Bianconi,  1846) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Ostraciidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 23.0 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; anal soft rays: 9. Caudal fin rays are 10 in number. Strong spine on middle of dorsal ridge.


Synonym (s)
Ostracion fornasini Bianconi, 1846
Lactoria galeodon Jenkins, 1903
Lactoria pentacanthus (Bleeker, 1857)
Ostracion pentacanthus Bleeker, 1857
Lactoria fuscomaculata von Bonde, 1923

Common Name (s)
• Thornback cowfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa

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