Ostracion nasus   Bloch,  1785 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Max. size: 30.0 cm TL

The body has a small protuberance above the mouth and a distinctly concave snout profile. Dorsal spines (total): 0-0, Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 9.

Synonym (s)
Phynchostracion nasus (Bloch, 1785)
(senior synonym)
Ryncostracion nasus (Bloch, 1785)
(senior synonym)
Rhynchostracion nasus (Bloch, 1785)
(senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Shortnose boxfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy


• West Coast, Malabar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Day, F (1981) The fishes of Malabar 1-281 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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