Uropterygius tigrinus   (Lesson,  1828) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body brown with irregular dark blotches or spots

Snake like body, height 27-30 in total length. Head 12-13.5 in total length. Eye 15 in head. Snout somewhat rounded 7 times in head. Anterior nostril in a conspicuous tube, longer than the posterior nostril. Gill opening smaller than eye.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ichthyophis tigrinus Lesson, 1828
Uropterygius tigrinus Talwar and Kacker, 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Narayangunge INDIA (Record: 05/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Raichak INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 06/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Phuleshwar INDIA (Record: 05/09/1989)
• West Bengal, Sibganj INDIA (Record: 31/03/1989)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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