Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 28 Issue 1&2

Fishes of the family Carangidae from Visakhapatnam: List of species and new records from the Indian Seas.

A. Shameem and S. Dutt

Fishes of family Carangidae are widely distributed in the Indian coastal waters. At Visakhapatnam on the east coast of India, they are captured both by traditional gear and by trawl nets. Inspite of recent studies, confusion still persists in the identification of many Indo-Pacific carangids, because many of the earlier descriptions were inadequate and because in carangids the colour, pigmentation and body proportions change with growth. So, the present study was undertaken to determine the species represented in the area and to provide full descriptions of them. A total of fifty species were recorded from Visakhapatnam. Of these four species Carangoides dinema, Seriola rivoliana, S. dumerili and S. lalandi are new records from Indian sub-continent.

Date : 31-12-1986