Fifteen new records of Batoids (Elasmobranchii) from waters off Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Bineesh, K K and Kumar, R R and Venu, S and Nashad, M and Basheer, V S and Akhilesh, K V and Sivaperuman, C (2020) Fifteen new records of Batoids (Elasmobranchii) from waters off Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 62 (1). pp. 21-28.

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    Abstract

    Marine waters of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India in the tropical Indian Ocean, is a poorly explored high faunal diverse region. The present study documents new records of batoids from the region, identified during the fishery and diversity monitoring surveys conducted during November 2016 to June 2019 at different fish landing centers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Fifteen elasmobranch species including 2 wedgefishes, 1 skate and 12 rays were identified and confirmed as new reports for the region. Results of this study indicate that the elasmobranch diversity, especially batoid diversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are poorly documented and future systematic surveys including that of deeper reef habitat may help to explore the diversity in the region.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Batoids, new records, bycatch, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India, Eastern Indian Ocean
    Subjects: Elasmobranch Fisheries
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 04:55
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2020 05:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14465

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