Myctophids in the Arabian Sea and its Systematics

Sebastian, Manju (2022) Myctophids in the Arabian Sea and its Systematics. 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. 375-389.

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    Abstract

    The northern Arabian Sea is the habitat of large mid-water fish stocks (Gjøsæter, 1984). These stocks reside all along the outer edges of the coastal zone of the Arabian Peninsula, off Pakistan, and the Gulf of Oman. Doubtless there are also sizeable stocks off Somalia and northern India. Off the Arabian Peninsula and in the Gulf of Oman these stocks are dominated by myctophids, mostly by Benthosema pterotum, although Benthosema fibulatum, Diaphus arabicus (Kinzer et al.1993), Myctophum spinosum, and Symbolophorus evermanni are occasional large contributors. Possibly the B. pterotum population is the largest, localized fish stock in the world, amounting to 100 million tons! It has been suggested that this very large stock of the one species derives from the very small stocks of all other fish; for some reason B. pterotum and other myctophids are the competitive dominants (GLOBEC, 1993).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Myctophids; Myctophiformes; Arabian Sea
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 08:33
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 08:33
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15780

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