On the utility of the dorsal and anal fins of the Indian Mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta in determining races

Balakrishnan, V (1965) On the utility of the dorsal and anal fins of the Indian Mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta in determining races. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 12 A (1). pp. 60-76.

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Abstract

The median fin ray counts of Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier), as reported by various workers, differ from one another. Perhaps the first to describe this fish was Russell (1803, p. 28). Though there is no ambiguity about his description and drawing, his work has not been recognised on account of the nonusage of binomial nomenclature. Russell's description of the dorsal and anal fins of Kanagurta is as follows: "the first dorsal with 9 spinous rays; the second with 12 rays; 5 pinnulae above and below".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: utility; dorsal and anal fins; Mackerel; Rastrelliger kanagurta
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 04:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:15
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2194

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