New record of the genus Iniistius Gill, 1862 (Perciformes: Labridae) from Odisha coast


  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam- 761002, Odisha
  • Department of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar, Ganjam – 760007, Odisha
  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam- 761002, Odisha



First Report, Gopalpur, Ichthyofauna, Labroidei, Two-Spot Razorfish.


The paper reports two-spot razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829) (Perciformes: Labridae), from Boxipalli fish landing centre, that forms the first report of the genus along the Odisha coast. Current record adds a new genus in the list of ichthyofaunal diversity of Odisha. This paper gives detail morphologic and meristic characters of Iniistius bimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829) along with photographic evidence from the Odisha coast. The occurrence records of this coral inhabitant fish gives an indication of possible coral reef or ridges along the Gopalpur coastal areas.


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Author Biography

Anil Mohapatra, Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam- 761002, Odisha

Scientist & officer-in-Charge




How to Cite

Mohanty, S. R., Mishra, A., & Mohapatra, A. (2021). New record of the genus <i>Iniistius</i> Gill, 1862 (Perciformes: Labridae) from Odisha coast. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 503–505.



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