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
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:52
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8994

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