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.



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
ID Code:3619
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:03 Sep 2010 17:30
Last Modified:23 Jul 2014 15:30

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