Observations on a whale shark, Rhincodon typus Smith landed at Tuticorin

Pai, M V and Pillai, P K Mahadevan (1970) Observations on a whale shark, Rhincodon typus Smith landed at Tuticorin. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 12 (1&2). pp. 224-225.

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Abstract

Information on whale sharks landed along the coasts of India has not been wanting (Prater, 1941 ; Kulkarni, 1948 ; Chacko and Mathew, 1954; Anon., 1958 ; Kaikini et al., 1959 ; Gopalan, 1962; Silas and Rajagopalan, 1963 and Thomas and Kartha, 1964). Chacko (Chacko and Mathew, op. cit.) reported the sighting of a whale shark, over 7 metres in length, on the pearl bank, ThoUayiram Paar, on 11th December 1953. Silas and Rajagopalan (o/>. cit.) recorded the landing of a female whale shark measuring 5.62 metres in total length on 29th July 1961 at Tuticorin.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whale shark; Rhincodon typus; India; Tuticorin
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Biodiversity
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Tuticorin
ID Code:990
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Jun 2010 16:59
Last Modified:11 Jun 2010 10:31

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