On the landing of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Smith off Malpe, Dakshina Kannada coast

Gupta, C Alli and Purandhara, C and Naik, Appaya R (1991) On the landing of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Smith off Malpe, Dakshina Kannada coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 110 . p. 10.

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On 13 December, 1990, one whale shark (juvenile, female) weighing 900 kg was captured by a 53 feet purse-seiner 11 km off Malpe at depth 36 m around 1000 hrs and landed at the Fisheries Harbour. Documentation of the occurence of this species assist in understanding the habits and natural history of this rare species, which has been used as an 'indicator species' of their forage resources such as sardines and anchovies in the neritic realm..

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:whale shark; rhincodon typus; indicator species; juvenile; capture
Subjects:Elasmobranch Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:3024
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Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 14:08
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 15:55

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