Parapocryptes macrolepis [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1851) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 230 mm.

Color: Green above, silvery to yellowish below. Back and side with smoky reddish blotches. Dorsal fins violet with 4-6 oblique rows of oblong black blotches. Pectoral fin green, blackish to wards tip. Ventral fin yellow. Anal fin reddish. Caudal fin rays green, membrane blackish violet.

Body very elongate, anteriorly subcylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 6 1/2-7 in length, 11 in total length. Head subcylindrical, 5 in length, 7 in total length. Eye 5 in head, interorbital 1/2 eyediameter or less. Maxillary extends to below posterior margin of eye. In upper jaw anteriorly 6-8 caninoid teeth, laterally 18-24 smaller ones. In lower jaw 18-20 subhorizontal teeth, behind symphysis a pair of canines. Scales of body larger posteriorly. Dorsal fins with the bases scarcely united. Pectoral and ventral fin a little shorter than head. Caudal fin lanceolate.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apocryptes macrolepis Bleeker, 1851
Parapocryptes macrolepis Koumans, 1953
Parapocryptes cantonensis Herre, 1932
Parapocryptes macrolepis Hardenberg, 1936
Parapocryptes cantonensis Koumans, 1940
Parapocryptes macrolepis Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Basirhat INDIA (Record: 06/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 18/09/1984)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1995, 1953)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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