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Harpadon nehereus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Synodontidae
Subfamily: Harpadontinae
Genus: Harpadon
Lesueur, 1825

Harpadon is a genus of bony fishes in the lizardfish family. The most famous member of this genus is the Bombay duck, H. nehereus, which is commercially fished to supply its use in Indian cuisine, especially in the area around Mumbai.


There are currently 7 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Ganga, U., Thomas, J.P. & Sukumaran, S. (2015): A new species of the Genus Harpadon (Aulopiformes, Synodontidae) from the north-eastern Arabian Sea, India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 62 (4): 1-9.