Lipocheilus carnolabrum   (Chan,  1970) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Mya Than Tun

Size: 40-60 cm.

Color: Yellowish to pinkish, brown on back and upper portion on head; silvery sheen on ventral portion of body.

Body relatively deep and compressed. Adults with a thick, fleshy protrusion at anterior end of upper lip, mouth large, upper jaw protruding when mouth is closed, maxilla without scales and without series of longitudinal ridges, anterior and protruding when mouth is closed, maxilla without scales and without series of longitudinal ridges, anterior and posterior nostrils close together and to eye, interorbital region transversely flattened to slightly convex, vomer and palatines (on roof of mouth) toothed, but no teeth on tongue or pterygoids, no molariform teeth in jaws. Dorsal and anal fins scaleless, anterior soft rays both fins not elongated, last dorsal and anal soft rays not produced (shorter than penultimate rays). Dorsal fin continuous and not incised at junction of spiny and soft portions; with 10 spines and 10 soft rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 8 soft rays; pectoral fins long and falcate, reaching level of second anal fin spine; caudal fin moderately forked. Scales in lateral line about 48 to 54.

Synonym (s)
Tangia carnolabrum Chan, 1970
Lipocheilus carnolabrum Anderson, Talwar and Johnson, 1977

Common Name (s)
• Tang's Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, marketed fresh or frozen)

Habitat:  Demersal, Rocky
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos, fishes and large invertebrates


• Off Kerala Coast INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Andaman Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 3 Available at -
  • 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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