A note on the landing of giant grouper, Promicrops Lanceolatus (Bloch) at Veraval, Saurashtra

Pai, M V and Karbhari, J P and Sivaprakasam, T E (1965) A note on the landing of giant grouper, Promicrops Lanceolatus (Bloch) at Veraval, Saurashtra. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (2). pp. 477-478.

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Abstract

Landings of medium-sized serranids are not uncommon at Veraval. But landings of giant specimens of Promicrops lmceolatus (Bloch) are very unusual. On 28th December 1961, one specimen measuring 2220 mm. (Photograph) and again on 24th February 1962, two specimens measuring 2360 mm. and 2240 mm. were landed by hook and line, using rays as bait. The fish (called ' Wekli ' locally) were caught off Veraval at 53 metres depth. It was thought worthwhile to record the measurements and other particulars of these fish for purposes of future comparison

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:giant grouper; Promicrops Lanceolatus (Bloch); Veraval; Saurashtra
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1877
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 15:26
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 12:52

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