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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Abstract

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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