Occurrence of cockatoo righteye flounder, Samaris cristatus (Gray, 1831) along the Malabar coast

Manojkumar, P P and Pavithran, P P (2009) Occurrence of cockatoo righteye flounder, Samaris cristatus (Gray, 1831) along the Malabar coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 199 . pp. 11-12.

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Flatfishes are readily distinguished from all other fishes by their compressed body and head with both eyes on the same side, either on the right or left. They belong to the order Pleuronectiformes and are divided into eleven families Achiridae, Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Citharidae, Cynoglossidae, Paralichthyidae, Pleuronectidae, Psettodidae, Samaridae, Scophthalmidae and Soleidae. The fishes belonging to the family Samaridae have eyes on the right side of head. They occur in all the oceans and about 20 species belonging to three genera are found worldwide.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cockatoo righteye flounder; Samaris cristatus; Malabar coast
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Flat Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:3861
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 16:10
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 16:10

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