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Confirmation of the Presence of the Silver Tripodfish, Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker, 1852 (Teleostei: Triacanthidae), from the East Coast of India, with a Description of Two Deformed Specimens
- Karna, S. K., Jawad, L. A., Sahoo, D. K.
- Journal of ichthyology 2018 v.58 no.4 pp. 587-593
- Triacanthus, coasts, fish, India
- The presence of the fish species Triacanthus nieuhofii is reported from the east coast of India. Five specimens (110–150 mm total length) was caught from the waters around the north-eastern corner of Nalabana Sanctuary of Chilika lagoon, India, giving a new ichthyofaunal record for the area. Two small specimens, 100 and 110 mm total length, have deformities in the anterior dorsal-fin spines. In one of the specimen, there are two extra dorsal-fin spines located near the base of the 1ˢᵗ dorsal fin spine. The other specimen, had a deformity, which is confined to the 1ˢᵗ dorsal spine. This spine is shorter than that in normal specimens.