First record of the grouper, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus from Gulf of Mannar

Varghese, Molly and Kasinathan, C and Seeni, M (2006) First record of the grouper, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus from Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 190 . pp. 24-25.

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Abstract

A single specimen of the reef-associated grouper, Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Fig.1) was landed at Keelakarai on 19-09-2006. It was caught in a trap kept at a depth of 8m near Appa island in Gulf of Mannar. The species belonging to the family Serranidae, named as Blue and Yellow grouper and locally known as Manjel Kaleva in Tamil. Epinephelus flavocaeruleus was reported to grow upto a length of 90 cm and attain a weight of 15 kg. It is believed to feed on a variety of fishes, crabs, shrimps, spiny lobsters, squids and small octopus

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Epinephelus flavocaeruleus; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:3846
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Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 13:20
Last Modified:15 May 2012 12:12

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