First Record of Stanaland’s Sole (Solea stanalandi, Randall & McCarthy) 1989 from Indian Waters

Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen and Bharadiya Sangita, A and Dash, Gyanaranjan and Gohel, Jayashree (2018) First Record of Stanaland’s Sole (Solea stanalandi, Randall & McCarthy) 1989 from Indian Waters. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0212-5919

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    Abstract

    A single specimen of the Stanaland’s sole, Solea stanalandi was caught by a commercial trawl from Gujarat coast and landed in Mangrol fish landing centre on 23rd January, 2017. The species is presently considered as one of the data deficient species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to the dearth of crucial information on the ecology, distribution and population characteristics of the species. Hitherto, the species was believed to be endemic in Persian Gulf alone. This is the first report of its occurrence from Indian waters, describing the extension of its geographical distribution within the Indian water. The fish was examined for its morphometrics and meristic characters and described. The new report of S. stanalandi in Indian fisheries could provide a novel avenue for generating vital baseline information to understand the ecological significance of the species in the region.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Solea stanalandi; New distribution; Endemic species; Persian gulf; Gujarat waters
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Soles
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Veraval
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 05:18
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 05:18
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12995

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