Ilisha obfuscata Wongratana, 1983
Hidden ilisha
Ilisha obfuscata
photo by FAO

Family:  Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: known only from Bombay and Pondicherry.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 39-42. Belly with 19 or 20 + 8, total 27 or 28 scutes. Eye large, lower jaw projecting. Dorsal fin origin at about midpoint of body; anal fin origin under or just behind final dorsal fin rays. Vertical striae on scales traversing whole scale or overlapping across center of scale. Swim bladder with two very short tubes passing back in the muscles on either side of haemal spines.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 45255). More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 February 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Occurs in coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 45255). Also Ref. 188.

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 16.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 27.07.94

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