Unusual landings of Aluterus monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) along Vizhinjam coast

Saleela, K N and Anil, M K and Jasmine, S and Raju, B (2011) Unusual landings of Aluterus monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) along Vizhinjam coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service (207). pp. 30-31.



On the13th of July 2009, unusual heavy landings of Aluterus monoceros (unicorn leather jacket) of the family Monacanthidae were observed along the coast, from Vizhinjam to Marianadu about 40 km north of Vizhinjam (Fig. 1). These fishes, locally known as “komban clathy” or “mara clathy” are rarely observed in large numbers in the landings at Vizhinjam which has become a subject of surprise to the fishermen. This has been the first incident of such a heavy landing of bigger sized unicorn leather jacket in this area.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Unusual landings; Aluterus monoceros; Vizhinjam coast
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
ID Code:8866
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 09:47
Last Modified:07 Mar 2012 09:47

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