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Article Number - F45FA4561765


Vol.8(12), pp. 112-116 , December 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJFA2016.0569
ISSN: 2006-9839



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Preliminary report on “two spot” razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) found in the Chennai coastal waters, southeast coast of India



K. Silambarasan
  • K. Silambarasan
  • P.G. and Research Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India.
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K. Sujatha
  • K. Sujatha
  • Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (University), Chennai, India.
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A. Sundaramanickam
  • A. Sundaramanickam
  • Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faulty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, India.
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E. Rajalakshmi
  • E. Rajalakshmi
  • P.G. and Research Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India.
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 Received: 01 May 2016  Accepted: 02 August 2016  Published: 31 December 2016

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The present study reports the first occurrence of two spot razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) from the Chennai coastal waters, Southeast coast of India. Two specimens measuring 141 mm and 169 mm TL was collected from trawl catches in the Chennai coast during September 2010. A systematic account of this species and a description, colour and notes on its distribution is provided. The controversy of two similar genus Iniistius and Xyrichtys were discussed.

Key words: Two spot razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus, trawl catch, Chennai coast.

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APA Silambarasan, K., Sujatha, K., Sundaramanickam, A., & Rajalakshmi, E. (2016). Preliminary report on “two spot” razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) found in the Chennai coastal waters, southeast coast of India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 8(12), 112-116.
Chicago K. Silambarasan, K. Sujatha, A. Sundaramanickam and E. Rajalakshmi. "Preliminary report on “two spot” razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) found in the Chennai coastal waters, southeast coast of India." International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 8, no. 12 (2016): 112-116.
MLA K. Silambarasan, et al. "Preliminary report on “two spot” razor fish, Iniistius bimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) found in the Chennai coastal waters, southeast coast of India." International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 8.12 (2016): 112-116.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJFA2016.0569
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJFA/article-abstract/F45FA4561765

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