Lagocephalus guentheri   Miranda Ribeiro,  1915 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 26.0 cm TL

Color: Greenish black dorsally, flanks silvery, belly whitish. Dorsal fin dusky and anal fin white. Caudal fin yellowish, dark distally, tip of lobes white. A pair of dark narrow bands across dorsum just behind eyes. Faint black blotch on top of caudal peduncle at fin base.

Body oblong, caudal peduncle compressed. Depth 2.7 to 2.9, head 2.5 to 2.9 in standard length; eye 2.7 to 2.9 in head, 1.15 to 1.25 in snout. Eye above level of mouth with poorly developed orbital rim. A patch of spinules on dorsal surface extend only from inter orbital region, V- shaped posteriorly, ending well short of dorsal fin origin, almost to the level of middle of pectorals. Under the side of head and belly to some distance before anal spiny; rest of head, body and tail naked. Dorsal and anal fins pointed and slightly falcate. Caudal fin emarginate to truncate.

Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; anal spines: 0; anal soft rays: 12-13. Caudal fin moderately emarginated.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Lagocephalus spadiceus (non Richardson, 1845)
(Misapplied name)
Lagocephalus guntheri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

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
  • Devi, K and Rao, DV (2003) Poisonous and venomous fishes of Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 211 Records of The Zoolgical Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 25934 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1992) New records of tetraodontiform fishes from Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 8(1) 115-120 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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