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Title: A rare occurrence and biology of the Slender sunfish, Ranzania laevis (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Molidae), in the coastal waters of Mumbai, North-West Coast of India
Authors: Purushottama
Anulekshmi, G. B
Ramkumar, C
Thakurdas, S
Mhadgut, Bala
Keywords: Slender sunfish;Mumbai;Morphometric;Meristic;Biology
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Slender sunfish, Ranzania laevis measuring a total length of 52.5 cm and weighing 3.8 kg was caught from a depth of 40 m in the multiday dol net operated 156 km away from the Pachu Bandar Vasai Fort, Mumbai coast, Maharashtra. Detailed Morphmetric measurements, meristic counts and biology of fish were presented in the paper. This species was caught after 48 years off Mumbai, North-West Coast of India.
Page(s): 1554-1559
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.43(08) [August 2014]

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