Observations on a deformed specimen of Heniochus acuminatus (Family Chaetodontidae) from Gulf of Mannar

Varghese, Molly and Geetha, P M and Gandhi, A and Sreekumar, K M (2011) Observations on a deformed specimen of Heniochus acuminatus (Family Chaetodontidae) from Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). p. 34.

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Abstract

An abnormal specimen of the bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus was observed from Pamban Therkuvady Fish Landing Centre during the last week of November, 2009. It is understood that it was caught from the coral reef areas of Gulf of Mannar by trawlnet operated at around 40 m depth. Normally, in Heniochus acuminatus, only the fourth dorsal spine and attached membrane is greatly prolonged into a pennant-shaped appendage. But in this specimen, in addition to this, one more elongated spine with attached membrane is noticed adjacent to the former. The present specimen has a total length of 19.5 cm, and weighs 200 g.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:deformed specimen; Heniochus acuminatus ; Chaetodontidae; Gulf of Mannar; coral reef area
Subjects:Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:8904
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 11:37
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 11:37

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