New record of five ornamental triggerfishes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from West Bengal coast, India

Ray, Dipanjan ; Mohapatra, Anil

Abstract

The present paper reports five ornamental triggerfishes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) for the first time from the coastal waters of West Bengal. The five species namely, Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797) Balistoides viridescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786), Odonus niger (Ruppell, 1836) and Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille, 1804) are reported here for the first time from West Bengal coast with detailed morphometry.


Keyword(s)

Balistidae, East coast of India, First report, Fish

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