Callechelys nebulosus   Smith  1962 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Anguilliformes
Family:Ophichthidae

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Description
Size: 236 mm

Color: Pale, front half of head mostly white, a broad brown band on back from head to tail and not touching base of dorsal, the band broken up as brown spots behind head; corner of mouth with brown spot. Dorsal and anal fin whitish, former with a narrow dusky outer margin.

Head about 15, depth of body about 45, both in total length. Head about 7.6 in trunk. Tail 1.35 in head and trunk. Tip of snout to rictus about 3.5 in head. Eye diameter about 2 in snout and more than 15 in head. Snout projecting beyond tip of lower jaw, dorsal surface of snout strongly convex. Gill openings small oblique slits. Front nostrils short, tubular, near tip of snout; posterior nostrils in upper lip under eye, directed downwards. Several pores on head, of which two on chin behind angle of mouth edged dark. Small conical teeth in a single series in jaws. Dorsal fin origin on head slightly behind a level from the angle of mouth. Dorsal and anal fin low, about 1/3 of body depth and ending before tip of tail; caudal fin absent. Pectoral fins absent.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Callechelys bitaeniatus Smith 1957
Callechelys nebulosus Smith 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 1980)

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

Page last updated on:2009-10-26

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