Overview

Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: India. Known from the southeastern Arabian Sea off the Kerala Coast of southern India (Ref. 87359).
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

14.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 87359))
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Diagnostic Description

A species of Symphysanodon distinguishable from the other species of the genus by the following combination of characters. First caudal vertebra with parapophyses. Total gillrakers on first arch 38 to 42. Lateral line scales 54 to 59. Sum of lateral-line scales plus total number of gillrakers on individual specimens 94 to 101. Head length 33 to 37% SL. Head depth 18 to 21% SL. Snout length 5 to 6 % SL. Body depth 24 to 27 % SL. Lower caudal-fin lobe bright yellow; bright yellow spot usually present on posterior part of opercle (Ref. 87359).
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Type Information

Paratype for Symphysanodon xanthopterygion Anderson & Bineesh
Catalog Number: USNM 400887
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): K. Bineesh & K. Akhilish
Year Collected: 2010
Locality: Off Quilon, India, Kerala Coast, southeastern Arabian Sea, India, Arabian Sea, Indian
Depth (m): 240
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Holotype for Symphysanodon xanthopterygion Anderson & Bineesh
Catalog Number: USNM 400886
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): K. Bineesh & K. Akhilish
Year Collected: 2010
Locality: Off Quilon, India, Kerala Coast, southeastern Arabian Sea, India, Arabian Sea, Indian
Depth (m): 150 to 220
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 150 - 240 m (Ref. 87359)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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