Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography ISSN: 2324-8661

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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 4 Issue: 1

First Record of the Reef Fish, Lesson’s Thick Lip Plectorhinchus lessonii (Cuvier 1830) (Family: Haemulidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Jayanthi G, Arun Kumar M*, Narayani S, Venu S, Jayaraj KA and Padmavati G
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Corresponding author : Arun Kumar M
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India-744112
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 24, 2015 Accepted: June 23, 2015 Published: June 29, 2015
Citation: Jayanthi G, Kumar MA, Narayani S, Venu S, Jayaraj KA, et al. (2015) First Record of the Reef Fish, Lesson’s Thick Lip Plectorhinchus lessonii (Cuvier 1830) (Family: Haemulidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000143

Abstract

First Record of the Reef Fish, Lesson’s Thick Lip Plectorhinchus lessonii (Cuvier 1830) (Family: Haemulidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

This paper reports the occurrence of Lesson’s thick lip Plectorhinchus lessonii (Cuvier 1830), for the first time from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Two specimens were collected from the mangrove creek of Burmanallah in South Andaman, and identified as Plectorhinchus lessonii. This species was known so far from Western Pacific and southeastern Indian Ocean up to Australia and Philippines. The present report extends the distributional range of Plectorhinchus lessonii beyond Australian waters to Andaman waters.

Keywords: First record; Reef fish; Haemulidae grunt; Plectorhinchus lessonii; Andaman; India

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