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Studies on Grey Mullets Collected from Interu Swamp, at Krishna Estuarian region, Andhra Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Marine Living Resources, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, INDIA
  • 2Department of Marine Living Resources, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, INDIA

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 12-16, June,29 (2013)


The current study aimed to evaluate the taxonomic species identification of mullets collected from Krishna estuarian region, east coast of Andhra Pradesh, India. The study area was extended over an area of 1079 hectares and joins Bay of Bengal by a channel which was 200m wide. The mullets were captured by the traps. Based on the taxonomic description of the species collected from the Interu swamp, there were two species abundantly distributed along the Krishana estuarian region. The identified species were Mugil cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Rhinormugil corsula (Hamilton Buchanan, 1822). Present study suggests that there were two pyloric cecae recorded mullets collected from the Interu swamp. This was the first report from India at Interu swamp in Grey mullets.


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