Polydactylus kuru [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size:170-184 mm

Color: Body silvery yellow, dark above. Pectoral fin black, anal fin with dark margin.

Body depth at the origin of first dorsal fin 3.3 - 3.4 in SL, head 3.3 in SL, eye 3.66 - 3.77 in head length. Body oblong and somewhat compressed. Snout projecting; mouth large, with small teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Two widely separated dorsal fins; first fin with 8 spines, the second fin with 1 spine and 12 or 13 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 11 or 12 soft rays. Pectoral fin in two parts, upper part with all rays simple (undivided), the lower part with 6 free filamentous rays, extending slightly beyond the tip of pelvic fin. Caudal fin forked, with equal lobes. Airbladder large.

Synonym (s)
Polynemus kuru Bleeker, 1853
Polynemus sexfilis (nec Valenciennes) Day, 1876

Common Name (s)
• Golden Sixthread Threadfin (English)
• Kala (Tamil)
• Kela
• Mookkan
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA (Record: 29/10/1992)

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
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 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
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dhandapani, P and Mishra, SS (1993) New records of marine fishes from Great Nicobar Journal of Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 58-62 Available at - NIO, Goa

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