New record of white-spotted pufferfish Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from West Bengal, India, compared with other Arothron species occurring in India

  • Subhrendu Sekhar Mishra Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam 761 002, India
  • Priyankar Chakraborty Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER), Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune 411 043, India
  • Kranti Yardi Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER), Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune 411 043, India
Keywords: Arothron reticularis, Bay of Bengal, Chelonodontops, colouration, hybridisation, polychromatic colouration

Abstract

Two specimens of Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (111.7 – 112.8 mm in standard length), was collected in May 2019 from the Frasergunj fishing harbour in West Bengal, eastern India. Herein, we report this species for the first time from West Bengal. We have described the diagnostic features of the collected specimens and compared them with other Arothron species found in Indian waters.

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Published
2021-10-06
How to Cite
Mishra, S. S., Chakraborty, P., & Yardi, K. (2021). New record of white-spotted pufferfish Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from West Bengal, India, compared with other Arothron species occurring in India. Journal of Fisheries, 9(3), 93401. Retrieved from https://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish93401