Stegostoma fasciatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Hermann,  1783) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Size: 385 mm

Color: Body dark brown above , yellowish below with vertical yellow stripes and spots breaking the dorsal colouration into dark saddles.

Body cylindrical, elongate with prominent ridges on sides, head broad and conical, gill slits small, the fifth overlapping fourth, nostrils with short pointed barbels first dorsal larger than the second, with origin well ahead of pelvic fins, caudal fin with upper lobe at a low angle above the body axis, with strong terminal lobe and sub terminal notch.

Synonym (s)
Squalus fasciatus Hermann, 1783

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2008)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1993) Further new records of fishes from Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 50-57 Available at - NIO, Goa

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