Plectorhinchus diagrammus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 40 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13, Dorsal soft rays (total): 19 - 20, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 7 - 8.

Synonym (s)
Gaterin diagrammus (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Senior synonym)
Perca diagramma Linnaeus, 1758
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Haravalumas (Mahl)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquaculture )

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Feed on a variety of benthic invertebrates.


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • Kuo, RS and Shao, KT (1999) Species composition of fish in the coastal zones of the Tsengwen estuary, with descriptions of five new records from Taiwan Zoological Studies 38(4) 391-404 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Varghese, M; Manisseri, MK; Ramamurthy, N; Geetha, PM; Thomas, VJ and Gandhi, A (2011) Coral reef fishes of Gulf of Mannar, S.E of India Fishing Chimes CMFRI 31(1) 38-40 Available at - NIO, Goa

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