First record of tawny nurse shark, Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson,1830) from the north-west coast of India

Thakurdas, and Sundaram, Sujit (2011) First record of tawny nurse shark, Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson,1830) from the north-west coast of India. Marine Fisheries Information Service (209). p. 16.

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Abstract

Sharks contribute about 2% towards the total marine fish landings in India and are fished mainly by hooks and lines. They are also caught by gillnets, trawls and purse seines as bycatch. Sharks are widely hunted for flesh, liver oil and fins which are mostly exported to south-east Asia.The species composition of sharks in Maharashtra comprised of Scoliodon laticaudus (86.2%), Rhizoprionodon oligolinx (3.9%), Rhizoprionodon acutus (0.7%), Carcharhinus sorrah (2.2%), Carcharhinus limbatus (1%), Carcharhinus macloti (0.1%), Lamiopsis temminkie (2.6%), Sphyrna lewini (2.2%) and Galeocerdo cuvier (0.7%).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:First record; tawny nurse shark; Nebrius ferrugineus from the north-west coast of India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:9132
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Dec 2012 12:36
Last Modified:03 Dec 2012 12:36

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