On the rare occurrence of a sawfish at Kanyakumari

Joel, J J and Ebenezer, I P (1999) On the rare occurrence of a sawfish at Kanyakumari. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 161. pp. 19-20.


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    A large-tooth sawfish Pristis microdon Lathem, 1794 (Elasmobranchii: Rajiformes: Pristidae), locally known as aathu iluppa or kombu suraave got entangled in a bottom-set gillnet, Kalraal valai, operated for lobsters on the forenoon of 19-10-1996 behind Vivekananda Rock Memorial, 1 km east of Kanyakumari at 15m depth. This specimen, a female measuring 363 cm in total length and 280 kg weight was landed at Chinnamuttom Fisheries Harbour, 2 km north of Kanyakumari (Fig.l) and was transported for sale to Thoothoor, The caudal and the two dorsal fins which have great export value were sold for Rs. 5,530/- and the remaining portion fetched Rs. 9,500/-.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: landings; sawfish; Kanyakumari
    Subjects: Elasmobranch Fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Users 137 not found.
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2010 05:32
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4161

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