A description of Sardinella dayi Regan (Pisces: Clupeidae) of Indian seas with remarks on its close Similarity with Sardinella maderensis (Lowe) and Sardinella jussieui (Valenciennes)

Antony Raja, B T and Lazarus, S (1975) A description of Sardinella dayi Regan (Pisces: Clupeidae) of Indian seas with remarks on its close Similarity with Sardinella maderensis (Lowe) and Sardinella jussieui (Valenciennes). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 22 (1&2). pp. 113-125.

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Abstract

Since the existing descriptions of Sardinella dayi Regan are based on very few specimens, a detailed account of its morphometric and meristic characters on the basis of 50 specimens collected from Karwar (type locality), Vizhinjam and. Tuticorin of the Indian coast, is presented. It is concluded that the material from Mauritius figured and included by Fowler (1941) under S. dayi is referable to S. jussieui(Valenciennes). Drawing attention to the close similarity between these two species and S. maderensis, it is recommended that future studies should assess how far the differences between these species justify distinction at species level.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sardinella maderensis; Sardinella jussieui
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:1100
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:17 Jun 2010 12:06
Last Modified:17 Jun 2010 12:06

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