An instance of hermaphroditism in the ribbon fish, Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus

James, P S B R (1971) An instance of hermaphroditism in the ribbon fish, Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus. Current Science, 40 (19). pp. 520-521.

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Abstract

The rare phenomenon of hermaphroditism in fishes has been recorded only from a few groups as cited by Raju and Kagwade. During the course of work on the biology and fishery of the ribbon-fish, Trichiurus tepturus Linnaeus off Mangalore along the west coast of India, the author can1e across a hermaphrodite specimen and since this is the first instance in this species, the details are given here. The specimen has been deposited in the Museum of the Fisheries College, Mangalore

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:hermaphroditism; ribbon fish; Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Ribbon Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:8406
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 May 2011 16:12
Last Modified:04 May 2011 16:12

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