A first record of the Lined Wrasse Anampses lineatus Randall, 1972 (Perciformes: Labridae) in the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India

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S. Prakash
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9665-3249
T. T. Ajith Kumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7956-8808

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Lined wrasse Anampses lineatus Randall was recorded off the coast of Tuticorin (Gulf of Mannar), Tamil Nadu, India for the first time. It is easily distinguished by the presence of pale longitudinal lines on the body following scale rows. Broad pale white and black color patch at the base of caudal fin is distinct. Morphological description of A. lineatus is provided based on the present material along with detailed distribution records; habitat and closely related species were also discussed.

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Prakash, S. and Kumar, T.T.A. 2016. A first record of the Lined Wrasse Anampses lineatus Randall, 1972 (Perciformes: Labridae) in the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 6 (Jun. 2016), 8923–8926. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.1984.8.6.8923-8926.
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S. Prakash, Centre for Climate Change Studies, Sathyabama University, Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119, India

Centre for Climate Change Studies

Scientist - C

T. T. Ajith Kumar, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR), Canal Ring Road, Dilkusha Post, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226002, India

Fisheries Management

Senior Scientist

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