Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Occasional Paper No. 322: A Review on the identity of Threadfin fishes (Percifromes : Polynemide)

By: R.P. Barman and S.S. Mishra

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Contents 1 Introduction 2 Review of Indian literature 3 Material and methods 4 Key to species 5 Systematic accounts 6 Discussion Summary Acknowledgements References From the Introduction The threadfin fishes occur in tropical and subtropical coastal waters and estuaries There are also few freshwater species known to exist They are mostly epibenthic forms found on sandy and muddy bottoms in depths less than 150 meters These fishes generally feed on small fishes crustaceans and some even depend on planktons The pectoral filaments are most possibly helpful as a sense organ n search of food in muddy water Hermaphrodites among threadfin fishes seem to be common since their sex change from male to female with growth They probably breed in coastal waters and estuaries while the Mango fish of India is reported to ascend freshwater reaches of rivers for breeding purposes Polydactylus sexfilis Valenciennes is known to occur near reef areas in vicinity of oceanic islands and so seems to be not dependant on freshwater river inflow for breedingAn attempt has been made to review the studies of polynemid fishes made in India along with examination of fresh and preserved specimens in order to avoid prevailing confusions so that future workers will have proper guidance in the field of taxonomy as well as fisheries Moreover taxonomic confusions hinder collection of species-specific distributional as well as fisheries data These fishes are considered as most highly esteemed food fishes and mostly contribute to the fisheries of regional importance. Printed Pages: 46.

Title: Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Occasional Paper No. 322: A Review on the identity of Threadfin fishes (Percifromes : Polynemide)

Author Name: R.P. Barman and S.S. Mishra

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2010

ISBN: 8181712722

ISBN 13: 9788181712721

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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