Stolephorus devisi [Status Unaccepted]   (Whitley,  1940) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Color: Body creamy white, with a silvery stripe along flanks.

Body fusiform, sub-cylindrical; belly rounded, with 4 to 6 (rarely 3) needle-like scutes between pectoral and pelvic fins. Head length usually less than 4 times in standard length; snout prominent and rounded; maxilla tip pointed posteriorly, projecting beyond anterior border of preoperculum; hind border of preoperculum indented near maxilla tip; muscular portion of isthmus not reaching to hind border of gill opening, leaving exposed a small (white or silvery) diamond-shaped urohyal bony plate (easily visible without lens). Some teeth of upper jaw enlarged and regularly interspersed amongst the smaller teeth, especially in juveniles. Gillrakers on lower arm of first arch 20 to 27. Dorsal fin with iii 11 to 13 rays; no pre-dorsal spine. Anal fin with iii 15 to 17 rays, its origin under last dorsal ray.

Synonym (s)
Amentum devisi Whitely 1940
Stolephorus devisi Talwar and Kacker 1984
Stolephorus devisi Whitehead 1973
Stolephorus devisi Wongratana 1980

Common Name (s)
• Deviss Anchovy (English)
• Devis's Anchovy (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Gulf of Aden
• Persian Gulf
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • (2007) Universal Fish catalogue Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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