Record of Callionymus schaapi Bleeker (Callionymidae : Pisces) from Indian Coast

Luther, G (1965) Record of Callionymus schaapi Bleeker (Callionymidae : Pisces) from Indian Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (2). p. 475.


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According to Day (1878) the family Callionymidae is represented in Indian waters by six species viz., Callionymus longicaudatus, C. sagitta, C. fluviatilis, C. lineolatus, Corientalis and C. opercularis. While examining the fish collected on 9th February, 1965 from a tide pool formed in the low lying area near Mandapam (Pak Bay, 09" 17'N. and 79" 06'E.) as a result of the cylone and tidal wave in December 1964, the author came across two male specimens of Callionyrnus schaapi Bleeker both measuring 77 mm. which is the first record of this species from Indian coast (Fig. I). C. schaapi has so far been recorded from Singapore, Pulu Weh, Banka, Java, Celebes (Makassar), Sumbawa, Formosa and Philippines (de Beaufort, 1951). The species of Callionymus are known to live in sandy areas in shallow water in sea, best sought by sieving the sand

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Callionymus schaapi Bleeker; Mandapam; Pak Bay
Subjects: Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14

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