Harpodon nehereus [Status Unaccepted]   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Aulopiformes
Family:Synodontidae

Description
Size: 5-8

Color: Brownish to grayish white body, fins darker.

Body soft, translucent, lateral line tubules phosphorescent commencing
behind the head, eye very small covered by adipose membrane; pectorals reach below middle of dorsal and as long as ventrals.


Synonym (s)
Osmerus nehereus Hamilton Buchanan, 1822
Salmo (Harpodon) microps Le Sueur, 1825
Saurus ophiodon Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1849
Saurus nehereus Cantor, 1850
Harpodon nehereus Gunther, 1864

Common Name (s)
• Bombay Duck (English)
• Bombil (Marathi)
• Bumaloh (Bengali)
• Cucah sawahri (Telugu)
• Coco mottah (Telugu)
• Datniya
• Bumla
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary INDIA
• Orissa, Dhamra Estuary INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Kerala Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coromandel Coast INDIA
• INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gajbhiye, SN; Mehta, P; Mustafa, S and Nair, VR (1995) A case study on the impact of industrial effluents disposal on the fisheries of Amba river estuary, Maharastra Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 25 25-38 Available at - http://hdl.handle.net/2264/2319
  • Dutta, SK (2007) Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra port site and surrounding areas, Orissa Greenpeace India 4-38 Available at - http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/india/press/reports/greenpeace-biodiversity.pdf
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Nair, VR; Govindan, K; Ramaiah, N and Gajbhiye, SN (1993) Fishery potential of the Gulf of Kachchh Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 91-103 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/2779/2/J_Indian_Fish_Assoc_23_91.pdf
  • Auxis fishery-net Available at - http://auxis.tripod.com/
  • Bapat, SV (1970) The Bombay Duck, Harpodon nehereus (Ham.) Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 21 1-75 pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/609/1/Bulletin_21.pdf
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/808/1/Bulletin_No_33.pdf
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Indian Mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuv) Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Coastal Fishery Resources in Countries Bordering Indian Ocean Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Devaraj, M and Vivekanandan, E (1999) Marine capture fisheries of India: Challenges and Opportunities Current Science Current Science Association 76(3) 314-333 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6115/1/509.pdf

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