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Title: First record of the Indian golden-barred butterflyfish, Roa jayakari (Norman, 1939) (Family: Chaetodontidae) from the east coast of India
Authors: Behera, Pralaya Ranjan
Ranjith, L
Edward, Loveson L
Menon, Muktha
Ghosh, Shubhadeep
Keywords: East coast of India;First record;Roa jayakari;Range extension
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A single specimen of Roa jayakari measuring total length 85.3 mm weighing 15.3 g was collected from trawl bycatch of a multiday trawler of Visakhapatnam fishing harbour. Morphometric and eristic characters of the recorded specimen are described and discussed. Present occurrence of this species is the first record from east coast of India that is range extension of its known distribution within Indian Ocean.
Page(s): 1512-1515
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(10) [October 2015]

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