On the occurrence of the rare Long-nosed Stargazer Ichthyscopus lebeck (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Uranoscopidae) in the coastal waters off Visakhapatnam, India

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Govinda Rao Velamala
Muddula Krishna Naranji


Ichthyscopus lebeck (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) is recorded for the first time from Visakhapatnam coastal waters, Andhra Pradesh, India.  The specimens were collected from Visakhapatnam fisheries harbour.   The morphometric and meristic characters, and description of the collected specimens are presented in this study.


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Muddula Krishna Naranji, Department of Marine Living Resources, Andhra University, Waltair Junction, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530003, India




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