On the systematics of rainbow sardines Dussumieria spp. (Family: Dussumieriidae, Pisces) from indian waters

Nair, P N Radhakrishnan (1982) On the systematics of rainbow sardines Dussumieria spp. (Family: Dussumieriidae, Pisces) from indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 24 (1&2). pp. 80-91.

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Abstract

The systematics of the rainbow sardines of the Genus Dussumieria Valenciennes has been studied in detail. The existence of two species namely Dussumieria acuta Valenciennes and D. hasseltiiJlleeker in Indian waters has been re-established as against the view of Whitehead (1963) who synonymised these two species to one namely D. acuta Val. In this study specimens collected from east and west coasts of India were analysed morphometrically and meristically and the characters compared statistically. Clear differences in many of the characters, sufficient enough to substantiate the existence of two different species, were noticed. The two species are redescribed and photographs presented in the text.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:rainbow sardines; Dussumieria spp.
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Clupeidae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:1341
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:06 Jul 2010 18:30
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