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On the utility of the dorsal and anal fins of the Indian\ud Mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta in determining races

By V Balakrishnan


The median fin ray counts of Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier), as reported\ud by various workers, differ from one another. Perhaps the first to describe this\ud fish was Russell (1803, p. 28). Though there is no ambiguity about his description\ud and drawing, his work has not been recognised on account of the nonusage\ud of binomial nomenclature. Russell's description of the dorsal and anal fins of\ud Kanagurta is as follows: "the first dorsal with 9 spinous rays; the second with\ud 12 rays; 5 pinnulae above and below"

Topics: Mackerel fishery, Fish biology
Publisher: CMFRI/ICAR
Year: 1965
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