Cynoglossus brachycephalus   Bleeker  1870 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12.5 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimens brownish red, freckled with darker, rays of vertical fins blackish. Blind side light reddish brown.

Elongate. Height 3.3, about 4 in length with caudal. Head 4.3, 4.7-5 in length with caudal. Eyes subcontiguous, 7-8, the upper one slightly in advance of the lower. One tubulate nostril on upper lip only on colored side, on blind side two nostrils at some distance of each other, each with an elevated rim. Corner of mouth below middle of lower eye, nearer to tip of snout than to branchial opening. Lips of blind side swollen and provided with numerous vertical folds. Hook of upper jaw not reaching to vertical through frontborder of eye. Scales strongly ctenoid on both sides. Two lateral lines on colored side, the upper one not so distinct as the middle one. They are separated by eight to ten scales.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Cynoglossus brachycephalus Bleeker 1872
Cynoglossus brachycephalus Tate Regan 1908
Cynoglossus brachycephalus M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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