Heteromycteris oculus   (Alcock,  1889) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Soleidae

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Description
Size: 15 cm TL

Median fins are separated.Dorsal extends as far as the tip of the snout and the ventral is united with the anal.Pectorals are absent.Large number of minutes chromatophores spread all over the body, irregular patches on the fins and 2 conspicuous rows along the dorsal and ventral sides. 2 anteriormost of the dorsal row are in the form of circles presumably indicating the beginning of oculi-like marks. Union of the pelvic fin to the anal, the absence of pectoral fins and the characteristic extension of the dorsal fin rays up to the tip of the snout.


Synonym (s)
Solea oculus Alcock, 1889
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Eyed sole (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Flesh excellent to taste.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• Orissa Coast, INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Jones, S; Pantulu, VR (1958) On some Larval and Juvenile Fishes from the Bengal and Orissa coasts Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 5(1) 119-143 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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