Description of a new sand lance species, Bleekeria murtii (Perciformes: Ammodytidae) from India

Joshi, K K and Zacharia, P U and Kanthan, K P (2012) Description of a new sand lance species, Bleekeria murtii (Perciformes: Ammodytidae) from India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (2). pp. 101-107.

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Abstract

A new fish species of the genus Bleekeria was collected by trawl nets off Tuticorin from a depth of 20-30 m. Bleekeria murtii is characterized by 34-39 dorsal rays, 12-16 anal rays, 80-108 lateral line scales, high head length (21.1-23.2 in SL), smaller eye diameter (2.45-5.37 mm) and high body height (8.7-19.7 mm). The species-specific characters, colour pattern and morphometric variations are described in detail.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ammodytidae; Bleekeria; New species; Tuticorin
Subjects:Marine Environment
Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8994
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:13 Jul 2012 15:21
Last Modified:13 Jul 2012 15:21

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