Alticus kirki   (Gunther,  1868) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 11.0 cm TL.

Dorsal spines (total): 17-17, Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 25–28. It's subspecies Lophalticus kirkii magnusi is morphologically different from its nominal subspecies in having a rounded dorsal flap over the neck (vs. triangular and pointed). Breathes air when out of water.

Dioecious, distinct pairing, external fertilization, oviparous, eggs are demersal and adhesive, guarders of eggs.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic algae/weeds


• 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 -
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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