On the large sunfish landed near Mandapam

Victor, A C C and Kandasamy, D and Ramamoorthy, N (1998) On the large sunfish landed near Mandapam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 157 . pp. 26-27.



A sunfish, Ranzania laevis (Pennant) measuring 660 mm total length was caught on 5.3.1998 in shoreseine near Mandapam in Palk Bay. In fresh condition its colour was bluish with dark above and pale white below with small hexagonal plates and smooth skin. Six streaks of lighter colour bordered with dark descended from snout to gill slits and curved downwards to the ventral profile. The posterior three streaks were branched with dark spots. The lips were produced forward beyond the teeth closing as a vertical slit.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sunfish; Mandapam
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:4536
Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 10:19
Last Modified:07 Oct 2010 16:09

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