Acanthopagrus berda (Forsskål, 1775)

Suresh Babu, P P and Shilta, M T and Asokan, P K and Vinod, K (2017) Acanthopagrus berda (Forsskål, 1775). In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 61-66. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    Acanthopagrus berda has a fairly deep, compressed body with depth about twice in standard length. Head is about 3 or 4 times in standard length with straight upper profile (sometimes with a bulge above eye) and pointed snout. Both jaws contain 4-6 large, compressed teeth in front, followed by 3-5 rows of molar-like teeth; upper lateral teeth of outer row conical and blunt. There are about 9-11 gill rakers on the lower limb of first arch. The species has a single dorsal fin with 11 (rarely 12) spines and 10-13 soft rays. The spines of dorsal fin appear alternately broad and narrow on either side with 4th to 6th spines longest. Anal fin contain 3 spines and 8 or 9 soft rays.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 05:00
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 05:00

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