First record of occurrence of Boulenger’s anthias Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973), Family: Serranidae, in Indian waters

Thomas, Sujitha and Sreeram, Miriam Paul and George, Rani Mary and Naomi, T S and Sanil, N K (2008) First record of occurrence of Boulenger’s anthias Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973), Family: Serranidae, in Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (1). pp. 69-73.

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    Abstract

    Previously known only from the Gulf of Oman off Muscat and Pakistan off Sindh, this record is the first from Indian waters for Boulenger’s anthias, Sacura boulengeri. Morphometric and meristic characters of the specimens collected from the west coast of India complement those of the specimens from the Gulf of Oman (05 adult males; lectotype) and Pakistan (01 adult male) examined by Heemstra and Randall (1979)and Moazzam and Osmany (2004) respectively. Hitherto known only from male specimens, the present study records the morphometric and meristic characteristics of a female specimen. The identification key provided by Heemstra and Randall (1979) requires to be revised as the number of gill rakers present in the lower limb of the first gill is lesser than that stipulated as a diagnostic character in the earlier works.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Boulenger’s anthias; Sacura boulengeri; morphometric; meristic; Serranidae
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries
    Demersal Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2010 17:09
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2241

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