Dicrolene intronigra   Goode & Bean,  1883 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Ophidiiformes
Family:Ophidiidae

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Description
Color: Grey to dusky with pink reflections; mouth and gill openings blackish.

Head somewhat compressed, upper surface flattish. Body moderately compressed, tail tapering. Head about 5.5, depth of body 6-8, both in standard length. Mouth large; maxillary reaching behind vertical from hind border of eye. Teeth in villiform bands in jaws. Opercle with a sharp spine. Preopercle rounded with three or four small spines. Gill openings wide. 8 branchiostegals. Dorsal fin insertion behind base of pectoral fin. Anal fin insertion about a head length behind head. Dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fins; caudal peduncle absent. 6-9 lower pectoral fin rays free and produced, longest free ray about 1.7 times head. Ventral fin rays bifid, its origin at isthmus and its length much shorter than half length of head. Scales small; 7 scales between base of dorsal and lateral line and about 27 scales below lateral line.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 100-106; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 78-85; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 17-19+6-9; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: 2; number of scale rows along the midside of body from the upper corner of operculum to the midbase of caudal fin in the absence of lateral line: 110-125.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Dicrolene intronigra Goode and Bean, 1883
Dicrolene introniger Smith, 1949
Paradicrolene vaillainti Alcock, 1890

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA
• Andaman Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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