Indian Seabat, Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins 1910


Other Names: Indian Handfish

Indian Handfish, Halieutaea indica. Source: Ho, Hsuan-Ching / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pinkish to brownish-yellow seabat with a reddish underside, symmetrical dark reticulations across the upper side, an orange pectoral fin crossed by a narrow white bar, two brown bars on the caudal fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Halieutaea indica in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5227

Indian Seabat, Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins 1910

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Distribution

Western Australia and the Northern Territory; also the territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, Seychelles and Madagascar east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia.
Inhabits muddy substrates on continental shelves and upper slopes.

Features

Dorsal fin 4; Anal fin 4; Pectoral fin 13; Pelvic fin I, 5; Caudal fin 9.
Disc distinctly rounded; dorsal surface covered with medium-sized, simple or bifurcated tubercles; ventral surface completely naked or with many scattered granular spinules; teeth on tongue forming two paddle-shaped patches, each with a long inner prolongation.

Species Citation

Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins 1910, Memoirs of the Indian Museum 3(1): 19, Pl. 2 (fig. 4). Type locality: Bay of Bengal, off Orissa coast, India.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Indian Seabat, Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins 1910

References


Annandale, N. & Jenkins, J.T. 1910. Report on the fishes taken by the Bengal Fisheries Steamer "Golden Crown." Part III. Plectognathi and Pediculati. Memoirs of the Indian Museum 3(1): 7-21, Pls 1 (figs 2-5), 2 (figs 3-4) See ref at BHL

Bradbury, M.G. 1967. The genera of batfishes (family Ogcocephalidae). Copeia 1967(2): 399-422 figs 1-9

Ho, H. 2020. Halieutaea indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T140331165A140859587. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T140331165A140859587.en. Downloaded on 25 May 2021.

Ho, H.-C. & Shao, K.-T. 2008. The batfishes (Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae) of Taiwan, with descriptions of eight new records. Journal of the Fisheries Society of Taiwan 35(4): 289-313.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37212031

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:20-510 m

Habitat:Muddy areas

Max Size:15 cm TL

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