First record of rare skate off Gulf of Mannar

Raju, A and Venkatesan, V and Varghese, Molly and Ramamoorthy, N and Gandhi, A (2008) First record of rare skate off Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series (196). p. 18.


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On 20th July 2007, one single specimen of roundel skate was accidentally caught by fish trawl net operated off Gulf of Mannar at a depth of 70m and landed at Pamban-Therkuvadi. The specimen was identified as Raja texana, Chandler, 1921, belonging to the family Rajidae. The fish was a female measuring 360mm in length and weighing 760 g. It is for the first time this species was recorded from the Gulf of Mannar Sea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: skate; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Ray fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 12:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:23

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