Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 51 Issue 2
New record of arrowfin bigeye Priacanthus sagittarius Starnes, 1988 (Pisces: Priacanthidae) from Indian waters with taxonomic account
S. Ramachandran and Benjamin C. Varghese
Occurrence of Priacanthus sagittarius is reported for the first time from the Indian waters. A total of 16 individuals of P. sagittarius was caught during the demersal fishery survey conducted along the southwest coast in the area between 08°13.4�-10° 19.6�N lat.,76° 44.6�-75° 45.2� E long.) during September 2008 - April 2009. The species was recorded from a depth zone of 60-84 m along with the catches of P. hamrur . The cranial and postcranial osteology of P. sagittarius is also described based on five specimens.
Priacanthus sagittarius, first record, osteology
Date : 20-02-2010