Psenopsis obscura   Haedrich,  1967 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Max. size: 20.0 cm TL

Color: Dark brownish blue to brown, tan laterally, darker area on shoulder near lateral line

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7, Dorsal soft rays (total): 26 - 29; Anal spines: 2 - 3, Anal soft rays: 25 - 28.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Ruff
• Obscure Ruff (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 15.46) (Long: 72.81) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 235 mts)

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 -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 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

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