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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part B

First report of the fish family Pomacentridae (Damsel fishes) from Sunderban biosphere reserve, India


Author(s): Arya Sen, Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, Chelladurai Raghunathan and Kailash Chandra

Abstract: Sundarban Biosphere Reserve is the largest single strand mangrove forest in the world and houses 350 species of fishes. The present work reports the presence of Indo-Pacific Sergeant fish (Family Pomacentridae) Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) from the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal. This is the first report of this family and species from the northern Bay of Bengal region. The species was confirmed through a single specimen collected from Lothian Island in the southern side of Sundarban and the same was compared with a specimen collected from the Arabian Sea.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1b.2396

Pages: 142-145  |  82 Views  14 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Arya Sen, Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, Chelladurai Raghunathan, Kailash Chandra. First report of the fish family Pomacentridae (Damsel fishes) from Sunderban biosphere reserve, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(1):142-145. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1b.2396
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies