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Title: First record of angry worm eel Skythrenchelys zabra (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the east coast of India
Authors: Mohapatra, Anil
Ray, Dipanjan
Mohanty, Swarup R.
Mishra, Subhrendu Sekhar
Mohanty, Rajeeb K.
Keywords: Myrophinae;Range extension;New record;Bay of Bengal
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Skythrenchelys zabra (Castle and McCosker, 1999) a species belonging to the family Ophichthidae is reported for the first time from the east coast of India on the basis of 11 specimens collected from various fishing harbours along the West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts. The species was first described from south-west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. The present report extends the range of distribution of the species to the Bay of Bengal along the east coast of India.
Page(s): 413-415
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.48(04) [April 2019]

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