Integrative taxonomic approach to the systematics of the genus Pampus

Roul, Subal Kumar and Jeena, N S and Kumar, Rajan and Vinothkumar, R and Rahangdale, Shikha and Rahuman, Summaya and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Rohit, Prathibha and Gopalakrishnan, A (2022) Integrative taxonomic approach to the systematics of the genus Pampus. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (252). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0254-380X

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    In capture fisheries management, fish populations play a critical role in deciding management units employed. Projects like FishPopTrace have been employed in Europe, facilitating use of genetic data and morphological markers, including otoliths for this purpose. Multispecies, multi-gear fisheries landing closely resembling species mixes found in a common ecosystem or fishing ground is widespread in the Indian EEZ. Pomfrets are a low -volume, high value marine fishery in India and an important targeted fishery resource in the Indian Ocean region. However, the taxonomy of the genus Pampus has remained complex till date, with literature indicating several cryptic species leading to misidentification and nomenclature issues. This has serious ramifications for traceability concerns in seafood trade and supply chains as well to address sustainability concerns while preparing species specific fisheries management plans. A recent study involving an integrative taxonomic approach with conventional taxonomy tools as well as genetic data and otolith structure, has helped to clarify the taxonomic status of the genus Pampus in the Indian EEZ and the new findings with a global outlook is summarized below.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pampus; Taxonomy
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes
    Demersal Fishes > Pomfrets
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Digha
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 08:34
    Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 08:34

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