Report of Antennarius hispidus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae) from the northern Arabian Sea

Rajeeshkumar, M P; Aneesh Kumar, K V; Hashim, M ; Saravanane, N ; Sudhakar, M

Abstract

The present study reports Antennarius hispidus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) from the northern Arabian Sea. Earlier reports mainly came from the east coast of India, however, the present specimens report the occurrence from northernmost part of the Arabian Sea, in the Indian EEZ (off Okha, Gujarat). The description and the previous distributional records of Antennarius hispidus from India are provided herewith.


Keyword(s)

Antennariidae, Antennarius hispidus, Arabian Sea, Lophiiformes

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