Saurida micropectoralis   Shindo and Yamada,  1972 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Aulopiformes
Family:Synodontidae

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Description
Size: 20-38 cm.

Color: Back and upper sides brown, lower sides and belly white; 9 to 10 faint darker blotches along lateral line and sometimes traces of very indistinct cross-bars on back; occasionally, faint black dots also along upper edge of pectoral and caudal fins; upper portion of inner face of pectoral fins dark; stomach white. Body elongate, cylindrical. 9 to 10 faint blotches along the lateral line, sometimes with traces of very indistinct cross-bars on the back.

Body elongate, cylindrical, with lizard-like head and adipose fin. 3 or more rows of teeth on anterior part of outer palatine tooth band. Pectoral fins short, their tips not reaching to level of pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin rays almost equal in length.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water or substratum egg scatterers.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Shortfin lizardfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos, nekton, zooplankton, benthic crustaceans, cephalopods, finfish, fish (early stages), shrimps, stomatopods, squids, bonyfish, fish eggs/larvae

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Fischer, W and Whitehead, PJP (1974) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Indian Ocean - Fishing Area 57 and Western Central Pacific - Fishing Area 71 FAO, Rome 4 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/e9163e/e9163e00.htm

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