Checklist of Chondrichthyans in Indian waters

Akhilesh, K V and Bineesh, K K and Gopalakrishnan, A and Jena, J K and Basheer, V S and Pillai, N G K (2014) Checklist of Chondrichthyans in Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 56 (1). pp. 109-120.


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    Conservation, management and sustainable utilisation of biological resources depend on the accurate identification of exploited taxa, which emphasises the need for systematic taxonomic research. Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras) are considered to be one of the most vulnerable exploited marine resources, however, the basic taxonomic study of these groups in Indian waters needs improvement to achieve better management for their sustainable exploitation. We discuss issues concerning chondrichthyan taxonomic research in India and provide an extended, updated checklist of chondrichthyans listed/reported from Indian waters, together with comments on their occurrence.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Chondrichthyans; checklist; taxonomy; status; India; diversity; management; conservation
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 04:46
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00

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