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Sphenanthias whiteheadi  Talwar, 1973

Indian bandfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cepolidae (Bandfishes)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 220 - 350 m (Ref. 88162).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indian Ocean: India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88162); 24.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-23; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 16; Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IV,22-23; A I,16; pectoral fin rays 19-20; pelvic fin rays I,5; lateral Line scales 39-41; gill rakers 18-21+ 35-39; total vertebrae 28; in males, pelvic fins long, reaching on to anal; black pigmentation between membrane of maxilla and premaxilla (Ref. 88162).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught by commercial deep-sea shrimp trawler in bycatch landings (Ref. 88162).

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Bineesh, K.K., K.A. Sajeela, K.V. Akhilesj, N.G.K. Pillai and E.M. Abdussamad, 2011. Redescription of Sphenanthias whiteheadi Talwar (Perciformes: Cepolidae) with DNA barcodes from the southern coasts of India. Zootaxa 3098:64-68. (Ref. 88162)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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