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Occurrence of an interesting Sweeper fish (Family: Pempheridae) from northern part of east coast of India


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1 Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, Kismat Bajkul, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal – 721 655, India., India
2 Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha – 761 002, India., India
 

Six vibrant coloured Sweeper fish or pempherid, Pempheris malabarica were collected from DighaMohana of West Bengal and Chandipur fish landing centre of Odisha coast. For the first time this paper reports the familyPempheridae from West Bengal coast and occurrence of species P. malabarica in Odisha coast. This paper describes morphometric and also meristic counts of the species from the region for the first time.

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New Record, Odisha, Pempheris, West Bengal.
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Authors

D Ray
Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, Kismat Bajkul, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal – 721 655, India., India
S R Mohanty
Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha – 761 002, India., India
Anil Mohapatra
Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha – 761 002, India., India

Abstract


Six vibrant coloured Sweeper fish or pempherid, Pempheris malabarica were collected from DighaMohana of West Bengal and Chandipur fish landing centre of Odisha coast. For the first time this paper reports the familyPempheridae from West Bengal coast and occurrence of species P. malabarica in Odisha coast. This paper describes morphometric and also meristic counts of the species from the region for the first time.

Keywords


New Record, Odisha, Pempheris, West Bengal.

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