Centrogenys vaigiensis   (Quoy and Gaimard,  1824) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 15 cm.

Color: Brown above, paler below, marbled with darker brown, dorsal with oblique series of dark longitudinal spots, partly united to short stripes, other fins with alternating whitish and dark brown stripes. For other characters compare the description of the genus.

Depth, slightly less than length of head, 2.5 to 3 in length, 3.2 to 3.6 in length with caudal. Eye thrice in head, about twice the convex interorbital space and twice or less the length of the snout. Upper jaw reaching to hinder half of eye. Praeopercular with 9 to 12, operculum with 7 to 8 transverse series of scales. About 40 scales between superior corner of branchial opening and base of caudal. Dorsal beginning on nape, its spines heteracanth, strong, the third, fourth and fifth longest, equalling about half length of head and surpassing length of the longest soft rays, first and last spine only half as long. Spinous portion more than twice to thrice longer than the obtusely rounded soft portion. Second anal spine much the strongest, not much shorter than head. Pectorals and ventrals nearly of equal length, surpassing postocular length of head, ventral spine strong, somewhat longer than diameter of eye.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Scorpaena vaigiensis Quoy and Gaimard, 1824
Centropristes scorpaenoides Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829
Centropristes scorpenoides Richardson, 1842
Myriodon scorpenoides Brisout de Barneville, 1847
Myriodon scorpenoides Bleeker, 1851
Myriodon waigiensis Gunther, 1859
Myriodon waigiensis Kner, 1867
Myriodon waigiensis Bleeker, 1874
sebastes stoliczkae Day, 1888
Centrogenys waigiensis Bleeker, 1876
Centrogenys waigiensis Boulenger, 1895
Gennadius stoliczae Jordan and Seale, 1907
Rhabdosebastes stoliczkae Fowler and Bean, 1922
Centrogenys vaigiensis Fowler, 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar 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
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • National museum of nature and science Available at - http://research.kahaku.go.jp/
  • 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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