Ichthyofaunal diversity of India

Joshi, K K (2022) Ichthyofaunal diversity of India. In: ICAR-CMFRI -Winter School on Recent Development in Taxonomic Techniques of Marine Fishes for Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Management. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 23-38.

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    Abstract

    Indian fisheries have a great history, appearing with Kautilya’s Arthasastra describing fish as a source for consumption and provide manifest that fishery was a well-established industry in India and fish was relished as an article of diet as early as 300 B.C, the ancient Hindus acquired significant knowledge on the habit of fishes and the epic on the second pillar of Emperor Ashoka enacting the prohibition of consumption of fish during a certain lunar period which can be interpreted as a conservation point of view. Modern scientific studies on Indian fishes could be traced to the first works by Linnaeus, Bloch and Schneider, Lacepède, Russell and Hamilton. Cuvier and Valenciennes (1828-1849) reported 70 nominal species off Puducherry, Skyes (1839), Gunther (1860, 1872, 1880) and The Fishes of India by Francis’ day (1865-1877) and another book Fauna of British India Series in two volumes (1889) describing 1,418 species are the two most fundamental works on Indian fish taxonomy to date. Alcock (1889, 1890) reported 162 species new to science from Indian waters.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 04:56
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 05:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15703

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