On some new records of Pigface Breams (Family Lethrinidae; Pisces) from the Andaman Seas

Silas, E G and Toor, H S (1961) On some new records of Pigface Breams (Family Lethrinidae; Pisces) from the Andaman Seas. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 3 (1&2). pp. 208-214.

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Abstract

In the course of two tours to the Andaman-Nicobar Islands by members of this Institute during February-March 1960, and January-March 1961, some specimens of lethrinid fishes, popularly known as pigface breams were obtained, all taken on hook and line in the vicinity of Port Blair and Neil Island, Andamans. Day (1870) recorded two species, Lethrinus xanthotaenia Bleeker, and L. harak (Forskal) from Andamans, while Herre (1941) listed Lethrinus ornatus Cuvier and Velenciennes, and L. rhodopterus Bleeker from the Andaman Sea. Of these, L. xanthotaenia is a synonym of L. ornatus (Weber and de Beaufort, 1936, p. 447) and we consider L. rhodopterus a synonym of L. harak (p. 4), thus leaving only two species L. ornatus and L. harak known from the Andaman waters up to now. Besides material of these two species, the present collection also includes three additional records of lethrinid fishes from the Andaman Sea, and of these, one is reported here for the first time from Indian waters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pigface breams; Andaman Sea
Subjects:Marine Biology > Biology
Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:908
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 16:13
Last Modified:07 Jun 2010 16:13

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