Report of Potato grouper and Cloudy grouper in fishery landings at Mumbai

Albert Idu, K A and Akhilesh, K V and Singh, V V (2017) Report of Potato grouper and Cloudy grouper in fishery landings at Mumbai. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (231). pp. 25-26. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Grouper fishery of Maharashtra is dominated by Epinephelus diacanthus with occasional landing of E. bleekeri, E. malabaricus, E.coioides, E. areolatus, E. polylepis, E. morrhua, E. latifasciatus, E. epistictus, E. radiatus and Cephalopholis sonnerati. During the routine fishery survey at Sassoon Dock on 9th October 2016 a single specimen of Potato grouper Epinephelus tukula measuring 35 cm TL (1.7 kg) was observed in the landings of a trawler operated at a depth of 40 off Ratnagiri. Reports of E. tukula is rare from Indian coast and other reports are from Lakshadweep, Vizhinjam (Kerala), Grand Island (Goa), Muttom, Enayam (Tamil Nadu) coasts (Sluka and Lazarus, 2010 Marine Biodiversity Records 3:1-3). Potato grouper, is a widely distributed Indo-Pacific species, but sparsely known in their distribution range from Red Sea to Kenya and Australia. The name refers to the potatoshaped dark blotches on the body.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Potato grouper; Cloudy grouper; fishery landings; Mumbai
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Demersal Fishes > Groupers
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:51
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:51

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