Uraspis uraspis   (Gunther,  1860) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Body ovate, somewhat deep, compressed; dorsal profile more strongly convex than ventral profile. Lower jaw projecting in adults, gill rakers very long, entering into mouth. Breast widely naked to pectoral fin base and behind insertion of pelvic fins. Straight part of lateral line entirely with 26-38 scutes. Color: body silvery bluish black dorsally, metallic dark brown ventrally; oral cavity black except white tongue, roof and floor of mouth. Size: maximum length 28 cm FL

Synonym (s)
Caranx guptae Chaudhuri, 1909
Caranx uraspis Gunther, 1860
Leucoglossa herklotsi Herre, 1932
Uraspis carangoides Bleeker, 1855
Uraspis pectoralis Fowler, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 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
  • National museum of nature and science Available at - http://research.kahaku.go.jp/

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