Dendrophysa russelli [Status Unaccepted]   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Sciaenidae

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Description
Size: Maximum 25 cm; common to 15 cm

Color: Back grey, shading to white on belly; a dark brown broad band on nape; opercle with a deep blue blotch; upper edge of spiny part of dorsal fin dark.

A fairly small species with an oblong body, its depth 3 to 4 times in standard length. Snout rounded and projecting slightly beyond tip of upper jaw; mouth inferior; upper jaw less than half of head length; a single barbel on chin; rostral pores 3, marginal pores 5; mental pores 5; median mental pore at the base of the solid, pointed metal barbel; teeth not well differentiated into large and small, the large ones not widely spaced and forming an outer series in upper jaw; no canine teeth; sagitta (large earstone) with a tadpole-shaped impression of which the "tail" is bent at a sharp angle and terminally cutting into the ventral edge; gillrakers on lower limb of first arch 8 to 10. Dorsal fin with 10 spines, followed by a deep notch, second part of the fin with 1 spine and 25 to 28 soft rays; pectoral fins moderately long, about 3/4 of head length; anal fin with 2 spines and 7 soft rays, the second spine strong and a little less than half of head length; caudal fin rhomboid. Scales cycloid (smooth) on front parts of head and lower part of dorsal and anal fins, elsewhere ctenoid (rough to touch); lateral line scales reaching to tip of caudal fin. Swimbladder carrot-shaped, with about 14 to 17 pairs of arborescent appendages, the first entering the head, the last bifid and parallel to tubular end of bladder.


Synonym (s)
Dendrophysa russelli Trewavas, 1964
Johnius kuhlii Bleeker, 1865
Labrus sp Russell, 1803
Sciaena kuhlii Bleeker, 1868
Sciaena russelli Bleeker, 1874
Umbrina russelli Cantor, 1839
Umbrina kuhlii Cuvier, 1830
Umbrina russelii Cuvier, 1830
Umbrina russelli Richardson, 1846
Umbrina russellii Cuvier, 1830
Umbrina indica Chaudhuri, 1932

Common Name (s)
• Dhoma (Marathi)
• Goatee Croaker (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Usually eaten after being sun dried and cured.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Small fishes and invertebrates

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Panvel INDIA
• Maharashtra, Karjat INDIA
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985-1987)
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Kakinada INDIA (Record: 1990-1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary INDIA
• Maharashtra, Talaja Khadi INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 94.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 92.16) INDIA

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