Record sized Alepes vari and Nematalosa nasus

Roul, Subal Kumar and Ragesh, N and Retheesh, T B and Prakasan, D and Akhil, A R (2017) Record sized Alepes vari and Nematalosa nasus. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (231). pp. 27-28. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    The herring scad, Alepes vari is a common pelagic fish species in the family carangidae. The species is the largest fish of the scad genus Alepes and maximum length so far recorded all over the world oceans is 560 mm TL (Froese & Pauly, FishBase 2016, During a regular field visit, an unusually large specimen of A. vari was recorded from Kalamukku Landing Centre, Kerala on 25th May, 2016. This was a male individual measuring 600 mm in total length (TL) and weighing 1.6 kg (Fig. 1)and was caught by hook and line. Young ones occasionally occur in pelagic trawls and larger ones rarely occur in gill net and hook and line catches.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Record sized Alepes vari; Nematalosa nasus
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 10:26
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 06:31

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