Sphoeroides hypselogeneion   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 35-86 mm

Color: Brown above with whitish spots, lower sides dull white, the two colors separated by a dark band from above gill opening to base of caudal. Three broad dark bands on sides of head. Fins pale white.

Head 2.6-2.9 in standard length, 3.3-3.6 in total length. Eye diameter 3.6-4.5 in head, 1.4-1.8 in snout and about 1.8-2.0 in interorbital space. Chin prominent. Nasal organ an elevated papilla with two openings. Pectoral 2.2-2.5 in length of head. Longest dorsal rays 2.2-2.5 in head and longest anal rays 2.6-2.8 in head. Spines on sides of head and body, but not reaching dorsal and anal.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: ii, 6-7; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: i, 6-7; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 12-13.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Tetraodon hypselogeneion Bleeker, 1862
Amblyrhynchotes hypselogeneion Smith, 1955
Sphaoeroides hypselogeneion Jones, 1969
Spheroides hypselogenion Regan, 1908
Sphoeroides hypselogeneion de Beaufort and Briggs, 1962

Common Name (s)
• Koli
• Chundina Kunhi
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Pitti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kumaran, M; Murty, VS and Lalmohan, RS (1989) Resources of ornamental fishes Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 46-64 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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