Ostichthys japonicus   (Cuvier,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beryciformes
Family:Holocentridae

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Description
Size: Max. length 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed

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


Synonym (s)
Myripristis japonicus Cuvier, 1829
(Senior synonym)
Ostichtys japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Deep Body Soldier Fish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, good eating but rare species found in the market)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans

Biogeography


• 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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