Polydactylus indicus [Status Unaccepted]   (Shaw,  1804) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Polynemidae

Description
Color: Golden olive, dark above, with faint dusk stripes along sides of body. Fins yellowish.

Body oblong and slightly compressed. Mouth large, with small teeth in jaws, palatines and vomer. Eyes small, about 7 times in head length. Two widely separated dorsal fins; first fins with 8 spines, second fin with 1 spine and 13 or 14 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 or 3 spines and 11 or 12 soft rays. Pectoral fin in two parts, the lower part with 5 free filamentous rays of which the upper one is longest and extends nearly to anal fin. Caudal fin deeply lunate, with pointed lobes ending in filaments. Scales small, ctenoid; lateral line with 70 to 75 scales. Airbladder large.


Synonym (s)
Polynemus indicus Shaw, 1804

Common Name (s)
• Indian Threadfin (English)
• Maga Booshee (Telugu)
• Tahlunkala (Tamil)
• Yeta (Malayalam)
• Ramas (Kannada)
• Dara (Marathi)
• Chelna (Marathi)
• Dara (Gujarati)
• Dadha (Gujarati)
• Thread-fin
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Orissa, Jambu Island (Lat: 20.42) (Long: 86.72) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

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