Taxonomic account of Marcia’s Anthias, Pseudanthias marcia Randall & Hoover, 1993 (Serranidae: Anthiinae), a new record from India

Nair, Rekha J (2008) Taxonomic account of Marcia’s Anthias, Pseudanthias marcia Randall & Hoover, 1993 (Serranidae: Anthiinae), a new record from India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (1). pp. 98-102.

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Abstract

The anthiid fish collected by a trawl unit operating between Munambam and Quilon (80 55’ N -100 09’N lat. and 760 04’-760 31’ E long.), along the Kerala coast in June 2008 was identified as Pseudanthias marcia Randall & Hoover, 1993, (Family Serranidae). P. marcia is a small fish, highly colourful, sexually dimorphic, dichromatic and hermaphroditic in behaviour. Though reported earlier from the Oman waters, the present record confirms its distribution in the Arabian Sea up to the southwest coast of India. Detailed description of the species and a comparative statement with types is given since it forms a new record from the Indian coastal waters

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pseudanthias marcia; Serranidae; ornamental fish
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2236
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:15 Aug 2010 21:02
Last Modified:15 Aug 2010 21:02

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