Anthias squamipinnis   (Peters)  1855 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 10.7 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimens greenish, fins yellowish red. Sometimes with traces of blackish on tip of soft dorsal and on middle caudal rays. In life a light band between eye and base of pectorals.

Height 2.7-3, 3.7-4 in length with caudal. Head 3.4-3.6, 4.4-4.7 in length with caudal. Eye 3.3-3.5. Snout scaly, convex, shorter than eye. Interorbital space about equal to eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw projecting, scaly. Maxillary reaching to below posterior half of eye. Maxillary scales larger than the frontal ones. Teeth of upper jaw pluriserial, those of outer row longer, conical, with two moderate straight canines in front, the inner of teeth very small and with two small curved canines in front. Teeth of lower jaw very small, with a strong canine in the middle of each ramus and one or two small cannines near symphysis. Vomerine teeth in a triangular patch, those of palatines in a narrow band. Angle of praeoperculum rounded. Posterior border and angle serrated, the serrations at angle enlarged. Inferior border smooth. Praeopercular limb scaled. Suboperculum and interoperculum denticulated. Operculum with three spines, the middle one the longest. Dorsal spine moderate, the posterior ones subequal, the first half as long as the last, the third longest and prolonged into a filaments, which may reach caudal. Membrane of spinous dorsal somewhat emarginate. Soft dorsal forming an obtuse point in its posterior third, the membranes between the rays scaly. Second and third anal spines subequal. Soft anal pointed behind, its rays much longer than those of soft dorsal. Pectorals as long as or a little shorter than head. Ventrals about as long as pectorals. Caudal emarginate, the outer rays more or less produced into filaments. Scales with squamulae at their base.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Serranus(Anthias) squamipinnis Peters 1855
Anthias cheirospilos Bleeker 1857
Anthias lepidolepis Bleeker
Anthias squamipinnis Klunzinger 1870
Pseudanthias chirospilus Bleeker 1867
Pseudanthias lepidolepis Bleeker
Anthias (Pseudanthias) gibbosus Klunzinger 1884
Anthias (Pseudanthias) squamipinnis Klunzinger
Anthias (Pseudanthias) squamipinnis Sauvage 1891
Anthias squamipinnis Boulenger 1895
Anthias squamipinnis Barnard 1927
Anthias squamipinnis Fowler 1928
Anthias squamipinnis Weber and de Beaufort 1931
Anthias lepidolepis Bleeker 1857

Common Name (s)
• Scalefin Anthias (English)
• Rybureki
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Red Sea (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)

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
  • Suppa, M; Suebsin, S; Suri, V and Songsirikul, T (1997) Checklist of fishes in Thailand Office of Environmental Policy and Planning 1-353 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Rodney, J (1985) Population fluctuations in some ornamental fishes and invertebrates off Sri Lanka Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 1 355-366 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2003) Habitat distribution and species diversity of coral reef fishes in the reefslope of the Kavaratti atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 88-98 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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