On a whale shark Rhincodon typus (Smith) caught off Manapad, Gulf of Mannar

Siraimeetan, Pon (1998) On a whale shark Rhincodon typus (Smith) caught off Manapad, Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 154 . p. 17.



A stray whale shark Rhincodon typus was caught accidentally from the Gulf of Mannar and was landed at Periyathalai on 27th November 1997. The sheirk measuring 5.93 m and weighing 2 tonnes (approximately) got entangled in the Paruvalai net of mesh size 12-15 cm operated at a depth of 30 m in the Manapad fishing ground during the very early hours (0015 hrs) of the day by a kattamaran. The shark was towed ashore with the help of the neighbouring crew members of a fibre-glass boat and three other Kattamarans and was landed at Periyathalai at 1130 hrs. Locally this shark is called as 'Uravi' or 'Ammuni uluvai'. For the whole day it was lying on the shore because of lack of demand.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whale shark; Khincodori typus; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
ID Code:2982
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 14:24
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 14:24

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