Hyporhamphus georgi   (Valenciennes)  1847 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 235 mm

Color: Greenish brown above, whitish below with a silvery lateral band along sides. Scales of back with dusky edges. Dorsal fin pale, anterior rays dark distally. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins hyaline.

Entire head 2.5 in standard length, 3.1 in total length. Head from tip of upper jaw to hind margin of opercular flap 2.3 in trunk. Body compressed, its breadth about 1.4 in depth. Depth of body 11 in standard length, 12.5 in total length. Length of lower jaw beyond tip of upper jaw about 5.3 in total length. Eye diameter about 1.5 in snout and less than interorbital space. Snout as long as postorbital length of head; upper jaw slightly longer than broad. Teeth in narrow bands in jaws. Origin of anal fin opposite to third ray of dorsal fin. Length of base of anal about 1.7 in that of dorsal fin. Pectoral fin equal to head without snout. Ventral fin slightly more than half length of pectoral fin.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: ii, 12; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: ii, 12; number of rays in the pectoral fin: i, 10; number of spines and rays in the ventral fins: i, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 58; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 6 ½+1+1 ½.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Hemiramphus georgii Cuvier and Valenciennes 1846
Hemirhamphus georgii Weber and de Beaufort 1922
Hyporhamphus georgii Smith and Smith 1963

Common Name (s)
• Komban
• Keram
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• MAURITIUS (Record: 1980)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (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

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