Review on the Fisheries, Taxonomy, and Status of the Flatfishes in Tropical Waters

Nair, Rekha J and Gopalakrishnan, A (2014) Review on the Fisheries, Taxonomy, and Status of the Flatfishes in Tropical Waters. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 22. pp. 175-183.

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    Abstract

    90.4 million tonnes of fish was captured from the world oceans with a first sale value of US$ 217.5 billion during 2011 of which 52% was contributed by Asian countries. Of the 54,711 recognized living vertebrate species of the world, fishes contribute slightly more than one half. Although flatfishes are common in most marine fish assemblages from the poles to the tropics, most landings data reported to FAO from tropical regions do not list statistics for individual flatfishes except Indian halibut; 54–80% of the total landings of tropical flatfishes consist of unidentified species. With importance being attached to recording the biodiversity of the tropical “mega-biodiversity area,” a review of the current status of the flatfish fishery and taxonomy is necessary to augment further work in this area and explore options for further research.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pleuronectiformes; systematics; fisheries; revision; phylogeny
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Demersal Fishes > Flat Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2014 06:49
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:59
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10097

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