On a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus caught off Kayalpatnam (Gulf of Mannar)

Rajapackiam, S and Ameer Hamsa, K M S and Balasubramanian, T S and Mohamad Kasim, H (1994) On a juvenile whale shark Rhincodon typus caught off Kayalpatnam (Gulf of Mannar). Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 127 . pp. 14-15.

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Abstract

Stray individuals of the Whale shark Rhincodon typus (Smith) are caught occasionally along the Gulf of Mannar coast. On 15th April 1993 a male whale shark measuring 3.8 m and weighing approximately 650 kg got entangled in 'Paruvalai' (Nylon drift gill net, mesh size : 115 - 170 mm) operated at a depth of 40 m off Kayalpatnam during the early hours of the day. The shark was towed ashore with the help of neighbouring crew. Locally this sahrk is known as 'Ammuni uluvai'. Since the meat is unpalatable and the fins does not fetch any fair price, it was auctioned for a very low price of Rs. 300/-.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whale Shark ;Kayalpatnam; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:3361
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Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 12:23
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