Mohanraj, G and Batcha, Hameed and Gomathy, S (2003) Sciaenids. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 133-140. ISBN 81-901219-3-6



Sciaenids, commonly called croakers, grunters and jewfishes are small to moderately sized fishes inhabiting muddy bottom in coastal waters. Two larger species of sciaenids Otolithoides biauritus and Protonibea diacanthus, popularly called Koth and Ghol in Marathi, and Goyani and Ghol in Gujarathi, form substantial component of the sciaenid fishery in the northwest region. Other smaller sciaenids are known as Dhoma in Gujarati and Marathi; Dhodi in Kannada; Kora in Malayalm; Kathalai in Tamil; Gorasa in Telugu; Gullura in Oriya and Bhola in Bengali. Sciaenids sustain one of the major demersal marine fisheries of India and contributed to 6.5% (1,71,687 t) of the total marine fish production during 2000.

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Demersal Fisheries
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