Check list of fishes of the Gulf of Mannar ecosystem, Tamil Nadu, India

Joshi, K K and Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Zacharia, P U and Abdussamad, E M and Varghese, Molly and Habeeb Mohammed, O M M J and Jayabalan, K and Kanthan, K P and Kannan, K and Sreekumar, K M and George, Gimy and Varsha, M S (2016) Check list of fishes of the Gulf of Mannar ecosystem, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 58 (1). pp. 34-54. ISSN 2321-7898

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    Abstract

    Gulf of Mannar Ecosystem (GOME) covers an area spread over Rameswaram and Kanyakumari for about 19000 km2 and lies between 78°11’E and 79°15’ E longitude and 8°49’N and 9°15’N latitude. The 21 coral islands form a network of habitats for different kinds of fishes and marine organisms. Fish samples were collected during April 2005 to March 2010 from different centers viz., Vembar, Tharuvaikulam, Vellapatti, Therespuram, Tuticorin, Alangarathattu, Pazhaykayal, Punnakayal, Kayalpattinam, Veerapandiapattinam, Thiruchendur and Manappad of Gulf of Mannar ecosystem. The present check list was the first attempt to produce a systematic list of fishes found in the Gulf of Mannar ecosystem. It includes 476 genera and 1182 species in 144 families and 39 orders, of which 628 species have been recorded in the present study.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 10:12
    Last Modified: 27 May 2017 08:38
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11164

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