Centriscus scutatus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 15 cm.

Color: Silvery, a dark lateral band from head to tail, may be present in preserved specimens. Ventral plates with 7-8 narrow silvery crossbars, which are very conspicuous in case the ventral plates are golden.

Height 6 1/2-7 1/2 in length to end of terminal spine, more than 6 times in length to root of caudal. Head about 3, about 2 1/2 to base of soft dorsal rays, somewhat less to root of caudal. Snout 1.2-1.4 in head. Eye 8 to nearly 9, about 11 times in head, about 6.3 to 9 times in snout. Operculum somewhat quadrangular with rounded corners, nearly oval, somewhat longer than high. Distance of eye from hindborder of operculum is half or conspicuously more than half the distance of the operculum from base of pectorals. Distance of pectorals from ventrals much less than distance of pectorals from hindborder of eye. Crown of head striated, with a longitudinal groove extending to between the eyes. Sutures of lateral plates serrated.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Centriscus scutatus Linnaeus, 1753
Centriscus scutatus Bloch, 1785
Centriscus scutatus Bloch, 1801
Amphisile scutata Gunther, 1861
Amphisile macrophthalma Steindachner, 1860
Amphisile (Acentrachme) scutata Lutken, 1865
Acentrachme scutata Bleeker, 1865
Acentrachme pachyacanthus Bleeker, 1865
Centriscus scutatus Bleeker, 1868
Amphisile scutata Klunzinger, 1871
Amphisile Einschii Hilgendorf, 1884
Amphisile scutata Day, 1878
Centriscus scutatus Jordan and Seale, 1907
Amphisile scutata Jungersen, 1908
Centriscus scutatus Max Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
• Grooved Rozar (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay, Theedai INDIA

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