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First record of reticulated moray, Muraena retifera (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from the Indian coast

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 November 2011

T.K. Sirajudheen
Affiliation:
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
A. Bijukumar*
Affiliation:
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
*
Correspondence should be addressed to: A. Bijukumar, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India email: abiju@rediffmail.com
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Abstract

The present paper reports the first record of occurrence in the Arabian Sea and extension of distribution of the reticulated moray Muraena retifera. A single specimen measuring 415 mm (total length) was collected in a trap kept at Vizhinjam Bay in the Arabian Sea off the south-west coast of India. The present record of this species from the Arabian Sea shows the extended range of occurrence of this species from the south-western Atlantic to the western Indian Ocean.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2011

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