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Title: Rare catch of Masturus lanceolatus (Lienard, 1840) Gill, 1885 from Parangipettai coast, Tamilnadu
Authors: Das, Bandana
Gopalakrishnan, A.
Saravanakumar, A.
Keywords: Sunfish
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Sharp-tail sunfish Masturus lanceolatus was caught from a depth of 70-100 m in the drift gill net operated 20 km away from the Parangipettai coast of Tamilnadu. Morphometric and meristic measurement were made and found a total length of 127 cm and approximately weighed 70 kg. This species was recorded first time from the Parangipettai coastal waters and sixth citation in the Indian waters. It was cited after a decade.
Description: 489-490
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.41(5) [October 2012]

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