Callionymus octostigmatus   Fricke,  1981 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Callionymidae

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Description
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male

Color:Head and body brown, dorsally with many white-edged dark spots. Ventral sides whitish. Sides with 1 or 2 rows of dark blotches. First dorsal fin in males with many irregular white-edged dark lines. Fin distally blackish in females and young males. Second dorsal fin in males with vertical blackish streaks. Anal fin with 8 basal blackish spots. Caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with brown

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9.


Synonym (s)
Repomucenus octostigmatus (Fricke, 1981)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Crustaceans, worms, snails

Biogeography


• INDIA

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-04-16

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