Taxonomic revision of the fishes of the Genus Bleekeria (Perciformes, Ammodytidae)

Varsha, M S and Sethulakshmi, M and Ida, Hitoshi and Randall, J E and Joshi, K K (2018) Taxonomic revision of the fishes of the Genus Bleekeria (Perciformes, Ammodytidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 60 (2). pp. 39-46.

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    Abstract

    Fishes of the family Ammodytidae popularly known as sand lances or sand eels, feed in aggregations on zooplankton over open sand bottom. The Ammodytidae consists of seven genera and two common genera Bleekeria and Ammodytes. There are 11 species recorded in the genus Bleekeria of which only six are valid. The valid ones are Bleekeria kallolepis, B. mitsukurii, B. viridianguilla, B. murtii, B. profunda and B. estuaria. A key for the identification of Bleekeria is prepared. We compared details of the types of all six species of Bleekeria and reviewed the genus Bleekeria. The details of holotype of B. viridianguilla at Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA, B. kallolepis at Natural History Museum, London, B. mitsukurii at Californian Academy of Sciences, California, USA, and B. murtii at CMFRI, Museum, Kochi, India, B. profunda and B. estuaria at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity were collected and compared.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sand eel, Ammodytidae, Bleekeria, species key, taxonomy, genus revision
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 06:14
    Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 06:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13675

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