Field Identification of Tunas from Indian Waters

Roul, Subal Kumar and Retheesh, T B (2017) Field Identification of Tunas from Indian Waters. In: Training Manual on Species Identification. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 25-31. ISBN 978-93-82263-16-6

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    Abstract

    The Family Scombridae is one of the largest and most economically important fish family which comprises of most advanced scombroid fishes such as mackerels, tunas and bonitos with 54 valid species in 15 genera (Collette et al., 2001). Among them, tunas are one of the important food fishes exploited all over the world. Altogether 9 species in 6 genera are contributing to the Indian tuna fisheries. Indian tunas are classified into two categories such as (i) Coastal tuna and (ii) Oceanic tuna. Euthynnus affinis, Auxis thazard, A. rochei, and Sarda orientalis are considered as coastal tuna where as Thunnus albacares, T. obesus, T. tonggol, Katsuwonus pelamis, and Gymnosarda unicolor are mostly oceanic in nature.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuna
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2017 05:31
    Last Modified: 27 May 2017 05:34
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11861

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