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

  • Krishnan Silambarasan PG and Research Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India
  • Krishnamurthy Sujatha Dr MGR Educational Research Institute (University), Chennai, India
  • Arumugam Sundaramanickam CAS Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, India
  • Elumalai Rajalakshmi PG and Research Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India
  • Arokia Doss Anitha Joice PG and Research Department of Zoology, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai, India
Keywords: Silver-cheeked toad fish, Lagocephalus scleratus, Kasimedu, Chennai Coast


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.


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Silambarasan, K., Sujatha, K., Sundaramanickam, A., Rajalakshmi, E., & Joice, A. D. A. (2017). First record of the silver-cheeked toad fish Lagocephalus scleratus (Gmelin, 1789) (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontidae) from Chennai coastal waters, Southeast India. Journal of Fisheries, 5(1), 465-468. Retrieved from