Nemipterus luteus   (Bloch & Schneider)  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body rosy above, silvery below, with longitudinal yellow stripes along flanks below lateral line; belly with a yellow stripe on each side of silvery midline; a yellow spot below origin of lateral line. Pectoral and pelvic fins light pink. Caudal fin rosy.

Body slender, slightly compressed. Its depth 3.2 to 3.4 times in standard length. Teeth in villiform bands in jaws, the outer row slightly enlarged, with 4 to 8 canine teeth in front of upper jaw. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 9 soft rays, the first and second spines very close together and forming a single long filament; anal fin with 3 spines and 7 soft rays. Caudal fin forked, its upper lobe prolonged into a filament.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Coryphaena lutea Schneider 1801
Synagris striatus (Valenciennes) : Day 1875
Synagris luteus Day 1875
Nemipterus nematophorus (Bleeker) : Indra 1982

Common Name (s)
• Doublewhip Threadfin Bream (English)
• Kandal Meen (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Kakinada INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Madras Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam Coast 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
  • Murty, V (1977) Nemipterus luteus (Schneider, 1801) (Nemipteridae, Pisces) the valid name for a threadfin bream from the Indo-Pacific region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 19(2) 107-114
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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