Euthynnus sp. Nov or an inter-generic hybrid of Tuna : An enigma

Silas, E G and Pillai, P P and Muthiah, C (1976) Euthynnus sp. Nov or an inter-generic hybrid of Tuna : An enigma. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 18 (3). pp. 411-420.


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An unique specimen of tuna, showing characteristics intermediate between Euthynnus Lutken and Katsuwonus Kishinouye has been collected off Mangalore in 1980. The present paper embodies a detailed description of its morphological and meristic characters with a discussion on the status of the specimen. Evidences are not conclusive as to whether it is an inter-generic hybrid or a new species. Attention is drawn to the need for a global revision of the genus Euthynnus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euthynnus Lutken; Katsuwonus Kishinouye; Mangalore; Tuna
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 05:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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