Polydactylus mullani   (Hora,  1926) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 19 cm.

Color: A large black spot anteriorly on lateral line.

With 7 pectoral filaments; uppermost extending well beyond posterior tip of pectoral fin. Pectoral fin rays 19-22% of SL; all rays branched except uppermost 1 or 2. Well-developed swim bladder. Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12; Vertebrae: 24.

Synonym (s)
Polynemus sextarius var. mullani Hora 1926

Common Name (s)
• Arabian blackspot threadfin (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Highly commercial.)

Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Shrimps and small fishes


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.97) (Long: 72.8) INDIA
• North Arabian Sea INDIA
• Northwestern India INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2003) Catalog of fishes Available at - http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/
  • Hiroyuki, M (2004) Annotated Checklists of Fishes: Family Polynemidae Rafinesque 1815 Annotated Checklists of Fishes 32 1-18 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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