Vol. 16,No. 2, April 2017
Current fishery status of ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758) (Trichiuridae) from Makran coast (northeast Arabian Sea)
Description:-Center of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi-75270, Karachi, Pakistan 2-Coastal Development and Fisheries Department, Government of Balochistan. 3-Marine Science Division, Department of Zoology, University of Karachi-75270, Karachi, Pakistan 4-Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI), Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran. 5-National Institute of Oceanography, Gwader, Balochistan *Corresponding author's Email: sfarooqu@uok.edu.pk
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Ribbonfishes are typical inmates of pelagic waters of the world oceans and it is a cosmopolitan species (Parin, 1968., 1988; Nakamura and Parin, 1993). It is a slim, commercially important marine species of Pakistan. Ribbonfish are spread in the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic areas as well as throughout the Indian coast with plenty in the northwest and central east coasts (Nair and Prakasan, 2003). They belong to the family Trichiuridae and are represented in Pakistani waters by two species namely,Trichiurus lepturus,and Lepturacanthus savala
Author:Muhammad A.A.1, 2; Farooq S.3*; Rabbaniha M.4; Jahangir S.1; Malik A.1; Hameed A.1, Baloch A.J.5
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