Synopsis of biological data on skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) 1758 (Indian Ocean)

Jones, S and Silas, E G (1963) Synopsis of biological data on skipjack Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) 1758 (Indian Ocean). FAO Fisheries Biology Synopsis No. 64 Species Synopsis No. 21. pp. 663-694.


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Body robuat rounded in cross-Section teeth on jaws about 40 in each, absent on vomer and palatine; corselet well defined; hardly any scales visible on rest of body; interspace between first and second dorsal hardly exceeding eye diameter; margin of first dorsal fin strongly concave lateral line with a decided downward curve below second dorsal; gillrakers number 50 to 63 of which 33 to 42 on lower limb; generally four dark conspicuous longitudinal bands along side of body below lateral line none above lateral line.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synopsis; biological data; skipjack; Katsuwonus pelamis; Indian Ocean
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Tunas
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 11:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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