First record of Paratriacanthodes retrospinis Fowler, 1934 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae) from the Andaman Islands, northeastern Indian Ocean

Sileesh MULLASSERI, Alphi KORATH, Viji VIDYAN, Ronald FRICKE, Amritha SURESH, Harish CHANDRAN

Abstract

Paratriacanthodes retrospinis Fowler, 1934 is recorded for the first time from the Andaman Islands, north-eastern Indian Ocean. The specimens were collected during the research expedition of the FORV Sagar Sampada, Cruise from west of the Andaman Islands, at a depth of 290 m. The morphometric and meristic characters, description and distribution range of the collected specimens are presented in this study.

Keywords

Spikefishes, New record, Distribution, Indian Ocean.

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