Pellona dayi   Wongratana,  1983 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Pristigasteridae

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Description
Max. size: 13.5 cm SL

Depth 3.7 in SL (27%), head 3.4 in SL (29.2%), eye 3.0 in head (32.7%). Body compressed, mouth terminal, lower jaw projecting, belly with 19 + 8 or 9, total 27 or 28 scutes. Eye is large, lower jaw projecting, upper jaw with a toothed hypo-maxillary bone between hind tip of pre-maxilla and lower bulge of maxilla (easily felt with fingernail). Dorsal fin short, origin near midpoint of body. Scales with upper and lower vertical striae not meeting at center of scale. Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 0, Dorsal soft rays (total): 0, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 35 - 41.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA (Record: 29/10/1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• East Coast 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/

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