Aeoliscus strigatus   (Gunther,  1861) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrigths: Randall, J.E.

Size: 14-15.0 cm.

Color: Yellowish or brown, lighter above, a dark streak beginning from snout running in the middle of the height to base of caudal.

Height 8-9, head somewhat more or less than 2 1/2 in length to dase of soft dorsal rays, about 3 times in length to end of terminal spine. Eye 11-12, more than 1 1/2 to twice in postorbital parts of head, about 8 1/2 times in shout, which goes about 1 1/3 in length of head. Interorbital space convex, longitudinally striated, equal to diameter of eye. Movable spine, articulated with terminal spine, more or less curved, to 1.1 cm. long. Operculum oval, about 1/3 longer than high. Length of postorbital part of head slightly less than half the distance of the base of pectorals from hindborder of operculum. The distance of the ventrals from the pectorals about equal to that of the latter from the eye.
Dorsal spines (total): 3 - 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12.

Synonym (s)
Amphisile strigatus Gunther, 1861
Amphisile scutata Bleeker, 1851
Amphisile scutata Steindachner, 1860
Amphisile strigata Bleeker, 1865
Amphisile strigata Lutken, 1866
Amphisile strigata Gunther, 1881
Aeoliscus strigatus Jordan and Starks, 1902
Amphisile strigata Jungersen, 1908
Aeoliscus strigatus Max Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
• Razorfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Amphipods, bonyfish, planktonic invertebrates


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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