Diversity and distribution of cardinal fishes in Indian coastal waters with an occurrence report of spot fin cardinal fish Apogon queketti from Central south west coast of India

Saravanan, Raju and Purushottama, G B and Rohit, Prathibha (2017) Diversity and distribution of cardinal fishes in Indian coastal waters with an occurrence report of spot fin cardinal fish Apogon queketti from Central south west coast of India. [Image]

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    Abstract

    The family Apogonidae is a specious family with 346 species, in which most of them marine and some thrive in brackish water. These are commonly referred to as cardinal fishes, which seldom reaches a maximum size of 20cm . Sixty five species of this family have been reported from Indian waters. Apogon queketti is a valid species and two taxa have been synonymized with this viz., Apogonichthys queketti and Jaydia queketti. The genus Apogon which contains 108 valid species are mostly marine, living on sandy and muddy bottom of the continental shelf.

    Item Type: Image
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute; CMFRI
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Brochures
    Demersal Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 08:47
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 08:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11637

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