Dicrolene multifilis   (Alcock,  1889) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 187 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens, head grayish, body and tail yellowish brown, belly blackish, the dark peritoneum shining through the skin.

Height 6.5, 7.1 in length with caudal. Head 5.7, 6.3 in length with caudal. Eye 3.4, about equal to inter orbital space. Snout 4.8 in head, not overhanging the mouth. Mouth somewhat oblique. Lower jaw included. Maxillary reaching to below front border of eye or somewhat further. Rather narrow bands of teeth on the jaws, in a ^-shaped patch on vomer, and in narrow bands on palatines. Opercular spine somewhat directed outwards. Preopercular spines short but strong. Eleven slender gill rakers on lower branch of first arch, and some rudimentary ones on the upper arch. Origin of dorsal to tip of snout 4, 4.4 in length with caudal. Origin of anal to tip of snout 2.55, 2.8 in length with caudal. Median dorsal rays slightly longer than the others, somewhat longer than eye. Anal rays shorter. Upper part of pectoral as long as head without snout, the detached rays longer, at least the upper ones. Ventrals consisting of 2 rays which are adnate for their basal fourths. About 33 scales between origin of anal and dorsal. Lateral line indistinct.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Paradicrolene multiflis Alcock, 1889
Dicrolene multifilis Alcock, 1899
Dicrolene multifilis M. Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
• Slender Brotula (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• 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
  • Alcock, A (1994) A descriptive catalogue of the Indian deep sea fishes in the Indian museum Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi 1-211 Available at - CMFRI Library, Cochin- 682018
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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