Landing of Alopias pelagicus (Nakamura, 1936) at Visakhapatnam

Muktha, M and Satish Kumar, M and Rao, M V Hanumantha (2011) Landing of Alopias pelagicus (Nakamura, 1936) at Visakhapatnam. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (209). pp. 21-22.



Two specimens of the pelagic thresher shark Alopias pelagicus (Nakamura, 1936) were landed at Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour on 28.06.2011. One specimen was male (Fig. 1) and the other was female. The male pelagic thresher shark measured 940 mm and weighed 900 g. The female measured 829 mm (caudal fin tip was absent) and weighed 750 g. The specimens were characterised by large eye size and very long upper lobe of caudal fin. According to Compagno (1984) and Fisher and Bianchi (1984), the pelagic thresher is ovoviviparous, with at least two young, born at a length greater than 96 cm.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Landing; Alopias pelagicus; Visakhapatnam
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
ID Code:5705
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 15:25
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