First record of the goatfish, Parupeneus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801 (Family: Mullidae) at Visakhapatnam Fisheries Harbour

Das, Madhumita and Rohit, Prathibha (2011) First record of the goatfish, Parupeneus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801 (Family: Mullidae) at Visakhapatnam Fisheries Harbour. Marine Fisheries Information Service (207). pp. 31-32.

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Abstract

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:First record; goatfish; Parupeneus heptacanthus Lacepède; Mullidae; Visakhapatnam
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Demersal Fishes > Goat Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
ID Code:8867
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 09:40
Last Modified:07 Mar 2012 09:40

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