Morphometric characteristics of the pelagic stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) caught off Cochin, southwest coast of India

Akhilesh, K V and Manjebrayakath, Hashim and Ganga, U and Bineesh, K K and Rajool Shanis, C P (2008) Morphometric characteristics of the pelagic stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) caught off Cochin, southwest coast of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (2). pp. 235-237.

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Abstract

The morphometric characteristics of the pelagic stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) are described for the first time from the Indian waters. The specimen was collected at Cochin in August, 2008. The mature male specimen measured 102 cm in total length, 47 cm in disc width, 35 cm in disc length and weighed 2.5 kg. The morphometric characteristics of the specimen were very similar to that described from the North Sea.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dasyatidae; stingray; Pteroplatytrygon violacea; Indian Ocean
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Ray fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2161
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 17:18
Last Modified:28 Dec 2013 10:39

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