Triplophos hemingi   (McArdle,  1901) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Shao, K.T.

Size: Max length 36.0 cm SL male/unsexed

Color: Yellowish-brown in color, black on head and abdomen, fins colorless.

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 53 - 67. Short trunk, long tail, anterior dorsal fin and short toothed of the maxillary.

Synonym (s)
Photichthys hemingi McArdle, 1901
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Bristle Mouth
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Prey:  Bony fishes (Merluccius capensis, Merluccius paradoxus, Merluccius albidus)


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 73.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 712 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -

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