Record of the largest longtail tuna, Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker 1851) from off shore Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman

Dawood Al-Mamari, Lubna Al-Kharusi, Fatma Al-Kiyumi, Saeed Al-Shogebai, Ibrahim Al-Anboori, Rashed Al-Seneadi, Sergiy Khrorv

Abstract


Capture of a great Longtail tuna, Thunnus tonggol from off Shore of the city of Salalah, Arabian Sea, Sultanate of Oman in January 2013 is described in this paper. Its morphometric and meristic characters are discussed.


Keywords


Longtail tuna; Thunnus tonggol; Sultanate of Oman; Dohfar; Arabian Sea

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17017/jfish.v2i3.2014.57

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