Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Welfare
Newrecord of the painted stinger,Minouspictus(Günther, 1880) (Günther, 1880)(Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Synanceiidae), fromIndian Ichthyofauna
Department of Marine Living Resources, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
MUDDULA KRISHNA NARANJI
Naranji, M.K., et al. New Record of the Painted Stinger,Minous pictus(Günther,1880(Actinopterygii:Scorpaeniformes:Synanceiidae),from Indian Ichthyofauna. (2017) JVetSciAnimalWelf 2(1): 1- 4.
© 2017 Naranji, M.K. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The painted stinger, Minous pictus (Günther, 1880)is recorded for the first time from Visakhapatnam coastal waters, a new record for this species in India, based on 102 (59 - 120 mm TL) specimens were collected at the Visakhapatnam coast, India, at a depth of 76 - 120 m. The present paper deals with analysing the morphometric and meristic characters and full description of the new record of the species.