New record of Desmodema polystictum from northwestern Indian Ocean

Deshmukh A., Dragičević B., Paidi C.Kumar, Muniraj K.

Date de parution: décembre 2017
Volume: 41
Number: 4
Pagination: 379-380
Editeur: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

Desmodema polystictum (Ogilby, 1898) was recorded for the first time from Lakshadweep waters, India. A single specimen (14.8 cm total length, weighing 29.2 g) has been caught using midwater trawl near Minicoy Island at a depth of 100 m. Morphological identification features are presented in this paper.

Mots-clés: Desmodema polystictum - Lakshadweep waters - Mesopelagic fish - New record - NW Indian Ocean - Trachipteridae
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