Corythoichthys fasciatus   Gray,  1830 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 17.3 cm.

Color: Light gray with numerous broad dark cross-bands composed of fine anastamosing longitudinal lines or there are dark blotches along the sides. Operculum with numerous darkish parallel longitudinal lines or it shows ventrally a dark longitudinal band. Throat between opercles with a black median streak or with a black marmoration and behind it two or three black cross-bars on the anterior 2 to 4 rings.

Body robust. Shields transversally striated and corrugated. Median cristae of trunk and superior cristae of tail generally incompletely interrupted between the last ring of the trunk and the first of the tail or they are completely interrupted on one of those rings. Head about 8 to more than 9. Snout half as long as head, slender, cylindrical, its ventral surface forming a straight line with that of head. A crest on each side of head above eyes. Interorbital space deeply concave, a three-lobed prominent median crest on occiput and nape. Operculum with a complete longitudinal keel. Tail equal to or somewhat more or less than twice the length of the trunk.

Synonym (s)
Syngnathus haematopterus Bleeker, 1851
Syngnathus conspicillatus Day, 1888
Syngnathus intestinalis Ramsay, 1881
Syngnathus conspicillatus Lunel, 1881
Syngnathus fasciatus Gray, 1832
Syngnathus flavofasciatus Ruppell, 1840
Syngnathus fasciatus Peters, 1855
Corythoichthys fasciatus Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus fasciatus Dumeril, 1870
Syngnathus conspicillatus Gunther, 1870
Syngnathus flavofasciatus Klunzinger, 1871
Syngnathus conspicillatus Bleeker, 1878
Ichthyocampus papuensis Sauvage, 1880
Corythroichthys isigakius Jordan and Snyder, 1901
Corythroicthys waitei Jordan and Seale, 1906
Corythroichthys elerae Evermann and Seale, 1907
Corythroichthys conspicillatus Duncker, 1910
Syngnathus haematopterus Gunther, 1910
Corythroichthys waitei McCulloch, 1910
Corythroichthys intestinalis McCulloch, 1911
Corythroichthys ishigakius Snyder, 1912
Syngnathus flavofasciatus Max Weber, 1913
Corythoichthys fasciatus Duncker, 1915
Corythoichthys fasciatus Bamber, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Nair, PVR; Luther, G and Adolph, C (1965) An ecological study of some pools near Mandapam (South India) formed as a result of the cyclone and tidal wave of 1964 Journal of the marine biological associaiton of India The marine biological association of India 7(2) 420-439 Available at - NIO, Goa

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