Juvenile whale shark, Rhincodon typus stranded at Ayikkara, along the Malabar coast of Kerala

Pradeep Kumar, K C and Pavithran, P P and Manojkumar, P P (2012) Juvenile whale shark, Rhincodon typus stranded at Ayikkara, along the Malabar coast of Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (211). pp. 16-17.

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    Abstract

    Female whale shark, Rhincodon typus measuring 475 cm in length and approximately 800 kg in weight was stranded near Ayikkara Fisheries Harbour in Kannur District on 25th November 2011. Whale shark is locally called as “pullisravu” and the stranding of this species is not common in shallow waters along the Malabar region. Whale shark is listed as an endangered species as per the IUCN Red List.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Juvenile whale shark; Rhincodon typus; stranding; Ayikkara; Malabar coast; Kerala
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:09
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9299

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