Serrivomer microps   (Alcock)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Grey brown with small dark dots, belly and branchiostegal region black.

Body elongate and moderately compressed with long lash-like tail. Head and trunk about 2.5 in tail. Head depressed, about twice length of trunk and 5.5-6.0 in total length. Jaws produced into a long beak. Eyes minute, subcutaneous and situated before the angle of the mouth. Teeth small, sharp; anteriorly in a rasp-like band in the maxillary; a row of enlarged teeth and another row of small teeth in the mandible. Vomerine teeth slightly larger. Two minute nostrils in a triangular depression in front of eye. Gill openings close together, wide. The dorsal fin is feebly developed, its origin about a head length behind head and behind a level from origin of anal fin. Vertical fins confluent with caudal fin. Pectoral fins very small. Vent about a snout length behind gill openings.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gavialiceps microps Alcock, 1889
Serrivomer microps Norman, 1939
Serrivomer sector Garman, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Demersal


• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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