Bembrops platyrhynchus   (Alcock,  1894) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 25.0 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 6-6, Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 15–16. Elongated body shape in lateral. Vague dusky spots along body, 1 on caudal fin at base of upper rays, scales edged with black, 1st dorsal fin dusky to black in color. Distal margin of first dorsal fin darkish. Usually 5 scale rows between lateral line and origin of anal fin.

Synonym (s)
Bathypercis platyrhynchus Alcock, 1894
Bembrops aethalea McKay, 1971
Bembrops filamentosa Norman, 1939
Bembrops filifer Fowler, 1938
Bembrops philippinus Fowler, 1939

Common Name (s)
• Spotted Duckbill (English)
• Natal Duckbill (English)
• Duckbill
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Demersal


• Kerala INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 7.83) (Long: 77.83) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 221 mts)

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
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Available at -
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -

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