Polynemus longipectoralis [Status Unaccepted]   Weber and de Beaufort  1922 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 18.4 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimen yellowish, browner above. Fins yellowish.

Height equal to head, 4 in length, 5.5 in length with caudal. Eyes small, 5.5 in head, 1.3 in convex interorbital space, somewhat less than snout and 3.3 in postorbital part of head. Mouth rather large, reaching somewhat behind eye. Maxillaries scaly, 2.3 in head. Upper jaw not emarginate at symphysis. Anterior and posterior nostrils close to eye. Praeoperculum serrated, rounded and produced at its angle. Narrow band of small teeth in jaws, an oblong patch of similar teeth on palatines and a rounded one on vomer. Origin of first dorsal behind that of pectorals and above that of ventrals. Spines of first dorsal soft and flexible, the first one minute, the third one the longest, somewhat produced, and a little shorter than head without snout. Origin of second dorsal well in advance of that of anal, its spine 5/7 of second spine of anal, which is equal to length of maxillary. Dorsals, anal and caudal scaly. Caudal very deeply forked, with elongate pointed lobes. Pectorals pointed, straight, all its rays simple, longer than head by somewhat more than two eye-diameters. The two upper free pectoral filaments exceeding tail by about the length of head and body, third one reaching to end of tail, the fourth reaching to anal, the fifth to end of ventrals, the sixth and seventh not quite so far. Ventrals somewhat more than postorbital part of head. Distance between origin of ventrals and of anal more than length of head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chatterjee, TK; Talukdar, RS and Mukherjee, AK (2000) Fish and fisheries of Digha coast of West Bengal Occasional paper no 188 Records of the Zoological Survey of India 31778 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp 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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