Rare landing of Indian mottled eel, Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831) from coastal waters of Karwar

Vaidya, N G and Sonali, S M and Philipose, K K (2013) Rare landing of Indian mottled eel, Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831) from coastal waters of Karwar. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (217). p. 38.

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    Abstract

    A large sized freshwater eel, locally called ‘hemmalaga’ in Kannada and ‘kadai’ in Konkani was landed by shore-seine (Yendi) on 26-07-2013 at Aligadda landing centre in Karwar. The fish was caught live and was observed to be very active. The specimen was identified as Indian mottled eel, Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831) of family Anguillidae. The specimen was an adult female with a total length of 142 cm and weight of 6.82 kg. Other morphometric measurements recorded were as follows: The dorsal fin length (96 cm), anal fin length (78.5 cm), pectoral fin length (11.5 cm), girth (32.5 cm), head length (29 cm) and head width (18 cm). The specimen appears to be the largest record of Anguilla bengalensis caught in the Indian coastal waters. The maximum reported length and weight of this species published in FishBase’ is 200 cm and 6 kg. A total length of 120 cm for this species is reported by Menon et al (1998). Although the length of the present specimen is only 142 cm the weight seems to be the maximum reported so far.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare landing; Indian mottled eel; Anguilla bengalensis; coastal waters of Karwar
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 09:49
    Last Modified: 02 Jan 2017 08:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9629

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