Field Identification of Nemipteridae: Threadfin breams

Mahesh, V and Rahangdale, Shikha and Vase, Vinay Kumar and Nair, Rekha J (2022) Field Identification of Nemipteridae: Threadfin breams. 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. 322-333.

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    Abstract

    The fishes of family Nemipteridae are popularly known as threadfin breams. They are of high economic interest throughout their distribution in tropical Indo-Pacific (Russell, 1990). Globally the family is represented by 71 species across 5 genera. From Indian waters as many as 29 species are reported across 4 genera. (Froese and Pauly, 2021). The family is characterized by a single dorsal fin with X spines and 9 soft rays, anal fins with III spines and usually 7 soft rays, the last soft rays is usually branched (Fig. 1 & 2). Pectoral fins have 2 unbranched and 12- 17 unbranched rays. Pelvic fins have single spine and 5 soft rays (Fig. 3) and placed in thoracic region. Body is covered with moderate sized scales with fine ctenii (Fig. 4). Some also have prominent and strong sub-orbital spine. Threadfin breams contributed 153066 tonnes to the total marine fish landings of India in 2019 which forms 4.3% of the total fish landings (NMFDC, 2021). The major species contributing to the commercial fishery belongs to the genus Nemipterus and they forms the major raw materials for the surimi based processing plants of India owing to high quality white meat with excellent textural properties.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Threadfin breams
    Demersal Fishes
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Veraval
    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: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 06:29
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 04:41
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15722

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