Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 32 Issue 1&2

A new species of silver belly Leiognathus striatus (Family Leiognathidae : Pisces) from the Gulf of Mannar, India and redescription of Leiognathus fasciatus (Lacepede)

P.S.B.R James and M. Badrudeen

A new species of silverbelly Leiognathus striatus (Leiognathidae: Pisces) from the Gulf of Mannar is described and compared with Leiognathus fasciatus (Lacepede) and Leiognathus smithursti (Ramsay and Ogilby) with which the new species resembles. A redescription of L. fasciatus (Lacepede) is also given since the original description lacks in many details.

Date : 31-12-1990