Saravanan, Raju and Rohit, Prathibha and Bhat, S Uma (2011) First record of two spot razor fish, Xyrichtys bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1828) at Mangalore, Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). pp. 13-14.
Wrasses come under the family Labridae, with majority of the species having a maximum length of less than 20 cm. Common in shallow waters in a variety of habitats, including bare sand and rock, grass and algae-covered bottoms and coral reefs. they have a wide distribution and are known to occur in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific waters. Wrasses are active only during day time, burrowing in the sand and sleeping in rock or coral shelters at night. The genus Xyrichtys is observed and recorded for the first time at Mangalore.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||First record; spot razor fish; Xyrichtys bimaculatus ; Mangalore; Karnataka|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||17 Mar 2012 10:52|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:52|
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