Canthigaster cinctus   Jordan & Evermann  1905 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 32 mm

Color: Pale above, creamy on sides and below with four blackish brown cross bands on back, the first from behind eye obliquely upwards, the second from back to upper edge of gill opening, the third in front of dorsal ending below middle of side and the fourth on dorsal side of caudal peduncle. A narrow blackish brown stripe downwards from lower edge of gill opening. Snout with 8 or 9 narrow brown vertical stripes; sides of head, body and tail with brown spots. Fins yellowish; the base and upper and lower edges of caudal blackish.

Body moderately compressed, back with somewhat developed keel. Head 2.25 in standard length, 3.10 in total length. Depth of body 2.25 in standard length, 2.90 in total length. Eye diameter 3.8 in head, about 2.0 in snout and 1.3 in slightly concave interorbital space. Nostrils minute with a low rim. Minute spines on head, body and tail. Dorsal, anal and caudal slightly rounded. Pectoral fin truncate.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: i, 8; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: i, 8; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 16.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Tetraodon cinctus Richardson 1848
Tetraodon valentyni Bleeker 1853
Canthigaster cinctus Jones 1969
Canthigaster valentini Smith 1949

Common Name (s)
• Thundigu Koli
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Gulf of Aden (Record: 1980)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1980)
• MALDIVES (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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