Vivekanandan, E and Zacharia, P U and Mahadevaswamy, H S (2003) Whitefish. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 171-175. ISBN 81-901219-3-6



The whitefish, Lactarius lactarius, which is the only species in the Family Lactariidae has distribution all along the Indian coast. Though small in size, attaining a maximum of 330 mm, it fetches good price due to its good taste and consumer preference. It is also called false trevally and bigjawed jumper and is called katali in Gujarat, saundala in Maharashtra, adameenu in Karnataka, parava or adavu in Kerala, kuthippu or suthumbu in Tamil Nadu and sating in West Bengal. In recent years, the whitefish has caught the special attention of fishery biologists and conservationists since its landings has greatly decreased.

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