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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Abstract

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
ID Code:7233
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 16:59
Last Modified:01 Feb 2011 16:59

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