On the occurrence of the sling-jawed wrasse, Epibulus insidiator (Palls) along the south eastern coast of India

Rajapandian, M E (1968) On the occurrence of the sling-jawed wrasse, Epibulus insidiator (Palls) along the south eastern coast of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 10 (1). pp. 170-171.

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Abstract

A single Specimen of Epibulus insidiator (Pallas) measuring 208 mm. in total length was collected from the perch-trap catches landed at Kilakarai, Gulf of Mannar (Long. 78° 46'E. Lat. 9° 13'N.) on 19th April 1966. Although the geographical distribution of the species is very wide, extending in the tropical Indo- Pacific region from Tuamutu Islands to the east coast of Africa (Herre, 1963), it has so far not been recorded from the coastal waters of the mainland of India. A juvenile specimen measuring 38 mm. in length from Andaman Islands was described by Day (1878) under E. striatus, which was subsequently treated by de Beaufort (1940) as a synonym of E. insidiator (Pallas)

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Epibulus insidiator (Pallas); Kilakarai; Gulf of Mannar; Tuamutu
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:1725
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:28 Jul 2010 15:52
Last Modified:28 Jul 2010 15:52

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