Problems of identification among species of sardinella

Sivakumaran, K V and Manickasundaram, M and Ramaiyan, V (1987) Problems of identification among species of sardinella. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions I & II 1987, 44 (1). pp. 223-226.


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In spite of several recent studies, confusion still surrounds on the identification of few Indian clupeoids sucfi as Sardinella, llisha and Thryssa because of their morphological similarity between species, which has severely restricted the useful biological studies CBabu Rao, 1962; Whitehead, 1973; Ramaiyan and Whitehead, 1975; and Wongratana, 1983). Of all the clupeids. the identification of the species of Sardinella by various authors based on meristic and morphomairic characters is often confusing. The identity of S. longiceps, S clupeoids, S. leiogaster, S. sirm based on few meristic and morphometric characters is relatively easy however, the same characters are not satisfactory for S. albelia. S. brachysoma, S. dayi, S. fimbriata, S. gibbosa, S. melanura and S. sirtdensis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problems of identification; sardinella
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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