First record of the silver-cheeked toad fish Lagocephalus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789) (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontidae) from Chennai coastal waters, Southeast India

Krishnan Silambarasan, Krishnamurthy Sujatha, Arumugam Sundaramanickam, Elumalai Rajalakshmi, Arokia Doss Anitha Joice

Abstract


The silver-cheeked toad fish, Lagocephalus scleratus, was recorded for the first time on 25 September 2014. Two specimens of this fish species were collected from the by-catch landed by a commercial deep-sea trawler at Kasimedu Fishing Harbour, Chennai coast, Southeast India. The morphometric and meristic characters of the recorded specimens are described and discussed. The specimen was compared with earlier reports.

Keywords


Silver-cheeked toad fish; Lagocephalus scleratus; Kasimedu; Chennai Coast

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17017/jfish.v5i1.2017.200

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