Rare occurrence of deepsea snake mackerel off Nagapattinam coast in the Bay of Bengal

Mohan, S and Rajan, S and Vasu, R (2011) Rare occurrence of deepsea snake mackerel off Nagapattinam coast in the Bay of Bengal. Marine Fisheries Information Service (207). p. 36.

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    Abstract

    Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Smith, 1843) has a wide distribution in tropical and temperate seas of the world. The species is considered to be benthopelagic in occurrence between 200 and 1000 m, depth, and probably not reported to occur in the northern Indian Ocean. Balasubramanian (2007) reported on the occurrence of this species during 2004-06 in the landings of large meshed gillnets operated off Tuticorin coast in the Gulf of Mannar. A catch of 4 specimens of Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Fig. 1) belonging to the family Gempylidae (snake mackerels) were observed at Chennai Fisheries Harbour on 5.3.2009.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare occurrence; deepsea snake mackerel; Nagapattinam coast ; Bay of Bengal
    Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
    Marine Fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 04:15
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:52
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8872

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