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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C

Some aspects of mackerel diversity and morphometric studies of Rastrelliger genera from Port Blair Andaman waters


Author(s): J Goutham, R Mohanraju

Abstract: Mackerels are widely distributed in Indo-Pacific region and form an important commercial fishery resource of India contributing about 90% of the world mackerel production. The annual marine fish landings for India were found to be 3.78 million tonnes in 2013. In the present study fifteen morphometric characters were compared between the two mackerels, Rastrelliger kanagurta and Rastelliger brachysoma. Mackerels of Andaman & Nicobar Islands mostly consist of two major species belonging to Rastrelliger genera. The major contribution is by the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta Cuvier, 1831 and sporadic occurrence of Rastrelliger brachysoma, Bleeker, (1851), which is referred to as short bodied mackerel. Morphometric methods are very useful to understand the difference among these two species, which are very unique for mackerel diversity of Andaman Sea when compared to Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.

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How to cite this article:
J Goutham, R Mohanraju. Some aspects of mackerel diversity and morphometric studies of Rastrelliger genera from Port Blair Andaman waters. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(1): 196-198.
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