Note on the record of scorpion fish Parapterois macrura

Saravanan, Raju (2013) Note on the record of scorpion fish Parapterois macrura. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (216). p. 18.


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    The family Scorpaenidae includes 209 species of fishes that are commonly called Scorpion fishes or rock fishes. Out of the 209 species only 18 have been described by Indian researchers so far and along Karnataka coast seven species have been recorded. The Genus Parapterois has two species viz. P. heterura and P. macrura. Though the P. heterura is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific, P. macrura has so far been located only in the Malabar- Mangalore coast of Karnataka. Mandrytsa (2001) recorded a poorly known scorpion fish, Pterois macrura Alcock, 1896, originally described from the Malabar Coast off Calicut, west coast of India, as a second species of Parapterois and provided a key to the two species.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: record; scorpion fish; Parapterois macrura
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 04:35
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55

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