Unusual landings of cusk eel Monomitopus nigripinnis at Chennai

Rajapackiam, S and Mohan, S and Rudramurthy, N and Vasu, R (2011) Unusual landings of cusk eel Monomitopus nigripinnis at Chennai. Marine Fisheries Information Service (209). p. 14.



At Kasimedu Fishing Harbour, Chennai, about 40-50 multiday thangal trawlers operate regularly. Out of this, 3-6 trawlers operated daily for deepsea prawns during the period Feb - April, 2008. Deepsea fishes were landed along with deepsea prawns. An unusually high catch of the cusk eel Monomitopus nigripinnis (Family: Ophidiidae) was recorded during the said period. The deepsea fishing operations were carried out in the south-east direction within a distance of 40-60 km at a depth of 150-200 fathoms. The same species came in 2009 also in low quantities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Unusual landings; cusk eel; Monomitopus nigripinnis; Chennai
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Eels
Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:9130
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Dec 2012 12:37
Last Modified:03 Dec 2012 12:37

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