Morphometric and meristic characters of fishes

Jayaprakash, A A (1989) Morphometric and meristic characters of fishes. In: Summer institute in recent advances on the study of marine fish eggs and larvae, 14 June - 3 July 1989, Kochi.

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Abstract

Both from the taxonomic as well as the management point of view, a correct identification of marine fishes is important. The Folk taxonomies that developed in earlier times contained 250 to 800 kinds of animals. The invention of printing in the fifteenth century and world explorations have made: expansion of taxonomy both possible and inevitable. A number of attempts to classify animals were made, but were limited in scope until Linnaeus intro duced the binomial nomenclature in the eighteenth century. He has recognised species as the basic unit in nature. This meant that it is necessary to describe only one individual to know of an entire species.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Morphometric characters; meristic characters; fishes
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:5078
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 15:26
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 15:26

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