Rare occurrence of sunfish Mola mola (Linnaeus) from the coastal waters off Visakhapatnam (Bay of Bengal)

Ram Bhaskar, B and Rao, D Panduranga and Murty, M Rama and Maheswarudu, G and Durga Prasad, Y V K and Phani Prakash, K and Susheel Kumar, J D (1988) Rare occurrence of sunfish Mola mola (Linnaeus) from the coastal waters off Visakhapatnam (Bay of Bengal). Journal of The Bombay Natural History Society , 85 . pp. 629-631.

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Abstract

The occurrence of sunfish in any sea is a rare event. It is so rare that even fishermen engaged in fishing throughout their lives find it totally strange when they come across one. On 6 May, 1986, a local fisherman reported to the Zoology Department of the Andhra University that a very strange looking fish was part of that day's catch.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rare occurrence; sunfish; Mola mola; Visakhapatnam; Bay of Bengal
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
ID Code:7429
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 11:53
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 11:53

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