Lepidotrigla omanensis   Regan,  1905 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Max. size: 12.5 cm.

Color: Mostly red.

Head large, triangular, with many ridges and spines, and a fissure on top behind eyes (occipital groove); head length 38.2 to 43.1% of standard length; interorbital width 7.3 to 8.9% of standard length; rostral process with a single pair of prominent, blade like spines. Bases of first and second dorsal fins with small plates bearing strong lateral spines. Body scales large, fewer than 70 in lateral line; scales firmly attached, in even, distinct rows; belly fully scaled; 10 to 14 (usually 12- scale rows below lateral line.

Synonym (s)
Lepidotrigla bispinosa (non Steindachner, 1898)
(Misapplied Name)

Common Name (s)
• Sea Robin Gurnard (English)
• Oman Gurnard (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 5 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ad468e/ad468e00.HTM

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