Barathronus diaphanus   Brauer,  1906 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12.4 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens described is transparent yellowish, when fresh it was reddish with the abdomen darker.

Height 5.38, 5.8 in length with caudal. Head 4.2, 4.57 in length with caudal. Eye high up, rudimentary, unpigmented, with exception of very small black spot at the back of the eye. Mouth very oblique, maxillary reaching about below hind border of eye. Origin of dorsal somewhat nearer tip of snout than tip of caudal, origin of anal slightly nearer tip of caudal than tip of snout. Pectorals slightly shorter than ventrals, and about equal to distance between corner of mouth and gill opening.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Barathronus diaphanus M. Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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