Orange Chromide (Etroplus maculatus): A promising indigenous fish for marine aquariums

Shilta, M T and Suresh Babu, P P and Vinod, K (2016) Orange Chromide (Etroplus maculatus): A promising indigenous fish for marine aquariums. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (227). pp. 7-9. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Etroplus maculatus, commonly known as Orange chromide is a euryhaline fish endemic to brackishwater streams, lagoons, estuaries and the lower reaches of rivers in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. In India, it occurs in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Orange chromide at present is mainly utilized as freshwater and brackishwater ornamental fish as it is reported to survive in water close to 21‰ salinity after gradual acclimatization. The present study was conducted to determine the salinity tolerance of E. maculatus to know the scope of this species to be selected as a marine ornamental fish.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Orange Chromide; Etroplus maculatus; indigenous fish; marine aquariums
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Tropical fish
    Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2016 10:22
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 04:47

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