Nebrius concolor   Ruppell  1837 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Size: 430-1600 mm

Color: Sandy brown, back slightly darker.

Body moderately elongate, depressed anteriorly, compressed posteriorly. Head broad, snout short and obtuse. Mouth wide and slightly curved. Front nasal valves reaching mouth. Spiracle very small. Head 4.5-5.1 to subcaudal origin. Depth of body 6-7 to subcaudal origin. Interorbital space 1.3-1.5 in head. Snout about 2.2-2.3 in head. Eye small, 12-14 in head. Teeth small, in three series in jaw, each with 3 to 5 cusps, fourth and fifth gill openings close together, over pectoral. Gill openings about half length of snout. Predorsal distance 1.5 to subcaudal origin. Origin of second dorsal nearer to subcaudal origin than to origin of first dorsal. Anal origin somewhat below middle of second dorsal. Height of first dorsal slightly shorter than head. Height of second dorsal and anal almost equal, 1.4 in head. Pectoral longer than head. Skin with coarse denticles.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ginglymostoma concolor Gunter 1870
Ginglymostoma concolor Southwell 1912
Ginglymostoma ruppellii Bleeker 1852
Nebrius concolor Fowler 1941
Nebrius concolor Misra 1958
Nebrius concolor Misra 1949
Nebrius concolor Munro 1955
Nebrius concolor Ruppell 1837
Nebrius doldi Smith 1953
Nebrodes concolor Garman 1913
Nebrius concolor Ruppell 1835

Common Name (s)
• Nidammiyaru
• Moron
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Misra, KS (1969) Fauna of India Published by the Manager Of Publications Delhi 1 276 pp
  • Venkateswarlu, T and Rama Rao, KV (1986) Valid scientific names to Day's fish fauna of India Miscellaneous publication, occasional paper no 87 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI p 48 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -

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