Taxonomic note on the Indian species of genus Netuma

Rahangdale, Shikha and Kumar, Rajan and Vase, Vinay Kumar and Divu, D and Kumawat, Tarachand and Abdul Azeez, P and Sukhadane, Kapil S (2019) Taxonomic note on the Indian species of genus Netuma. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (240). pp. 26-27. ISSN 0254-380 X


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In Indian waters, genus Netuma is represented by two species namely N. bilineata and N. thalassina (Order: Siluriformes, Family: Ariidae). Rounded shout, thin lips, inconspicuous median longitudinal groove, and higher anal fin ray count (16-19) are characters of N. bilineata while N. thalassina has conical snout, clearly visible median longitudinal groove and lower anal fin ray count (13-15). Prior to the erection of N. bilineata (earlier considered as synonym of N. thalassina) as valid species, Indian workers had difference of opinion regarding the representation of species under this genus from Indian waters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
Divisions: CMFRI-Veraval
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 09:06
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 09:06

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