International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 190

Full Length Research Paper

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

Abstract

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.