Fish

Unicorn leatherjacket

Unicorn leatherjacket

Family name

MONACANTHIDAE

English name

Unicorn leatherjacket

Persian name

Takshakh mahi -e- khakestari

Characteristics

  • Body moderately deep and compressed.
  • Skin smooth and leathery.
  • First dorsal spine long and feeble.
  • Second dorsal fin with 46 to 51 rays.
  • Anal fin with 47 to 52 rays.
  • Pelvic fin rudiment, minute, plate like, located anterior to rear end of pelvis, often lost or in conspicuous with age.
  • Color of body uniform light grey to sandy or with darker blotches and spots; fins yellowish with caudal more dusky.
  • Maximum size: 55 cm.

Distribution

The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Unicorn leatherjacket

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