Muraenichthys macropterus   Bleeker,  1857 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 24.7 cm.

Color: Pale yellowish

Head 10.5, depth of body 32, both in total length. Head 2.9 in trunk. Eye diameter 11.5 in head and 1.7 in snout. Head and trunk 1.6 in tail. Anterior nostrils tubular, near front of snout. Posterior nostrils on upper lip, with valvular flap, below front edge of eye. Cleft of mouth reaching behind eye. Origin of dorsal fin nearer to the gill openings than to anus. Mandibulary and maxillary teeth small, subconical, in 2 series. Those on the vomer larger and more granular, in two close set series, on the intermaxillary plate in a semicircular row of similar teeth. Caudal fin confluent with dorsal and anal fins.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Muraenichthys macropterus Bleeker, 1857
Muraenichthys macropterus Gunther, 1870

Common Name (s)
• Faniveng
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1916) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A.J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 3 455 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -

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