Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 15 Issue 2

Larval billfishes from the Bay of Bengal

K. Balasubramanyan

Ten larvae of Istiophorus platypetrus and two swordfish-like larvae were present in the plankton collections of seven stations (ANTON BRUUN Cruise I) in the Bay of Bengal. Larvae of Istiophorus platypetrus ranged in size from 3.0 nun to 6.9 mm in standard length and the two swordfish-like larvae measured 4.4 mm and 7.3 mm in standard length. Body measurements and description of these specimens have been given and compared with the previously published accounts.

Date : 31-12-1973