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Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Smith D.G.,Smithsonian Institution | Mohanty S.R.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Mishra S.S.,Marine Fish Section | Tudu P.C.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

An elongate, brown unpatterned moray eel, Gymnothorax visakhaensis sp. nov., is described based on seven specimens collected from the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, Andhra Pradesh, India. The new species is differentiated from other elongate unpatterned moray eels in having the following combination of characters: anus at about mid-point of body, pre-anal length 1.9-2.1 in total length; snout blunt and short; dorsal-fin margin black, 6 mandibular pores; intermaxillary teeth biserial; maxillary teeth uniserial, sharp and depressible, pre-dorsal vertebrae 7, pre- anal vertebrae 70-74, total vertebrae 163-169. Copyright © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Smith D.G.,Smithsonian Institution | Ray D.,Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya | Mishra S.S.,Marine Fish Section | Mohanty S.R.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

Gymnothorax pseudotile sp. nov., is described based on nine specimens (337-503 TL) collected from the northern Bay of Bengal. The species has intermaxillary teeth in three longitudinal rows, consisting of a median row of three depressible fang-like teeth and a single row of 6 teeth on each side; dorsal-fin origin above the posterior half of the gill opening; both dorsal and anal fin low with pale margin; predorsal vertebrae 12-13, preanal vertebrae 56-59, total vertebrae 126-129 (MVF: 13-58-128). The closely-related Gymnothorax tile, for which a brief description is included, can be differentiated from the new species by having teeth moderately stout, intermaxillary teeth in 5 rows; dorsal-fin origin over or slightly before the gill opening; dorsal and anal fins high with a pale margin, and predorsal vertebrae 9-11. © Copyright 2017 Magnolia Press.


Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Ray D.,Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya | Smith D.G.,Smithsonian Institution | Mishra S.S.,Marine Fish Section
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

An elongate, brown unpatterned moray eel, Gymnothorax indicus sp. nov., is described based on four specimens collected from the northern Bay of Bengal. The new species is differentiated from other elongate, unpatterned moray eels in having the following combination of characters: anus at about mid-point of body, preanal length 2.0 in total length; snout blunt and short; dorsal fin margin black, 5 mandibular pores; maxillary teeth uniserial, sharp and depressible, total vertebrae 194 (MVF: 9-79-194). Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Smithsonian Institution, Marine Aquarium and Regional Center, Marine Fish Section and Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2016

An elongate, brown unpatterned moray eel, Gymnothorax indicus sp. nov., is described based on four specimens collected from the northern Bay of Bengal. The new species is differentiated from other elongate, unpatterned moray eels in having the following combination of characters: anus at about mid-point of body, preanal length 2.0 in total length; snout blunt and short; dorsal fin margin black, 5 mandibular pores; maxillary teeth uniserial, sharp and depressible, total vertebrae 194 (MVF: 9-79-194).


Tudu P.C.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences | Year: 2016

A first record of Fulvia nienkeae ter Poorten, 2012 from Indian waters at Vishakhapatnam harbour is reported and its range was extended within Central Indo-Pacific to Bay of Bengal. Counting the present record, the total number of species of the genus Fulvia Gray, 1853 from India is raised to 4. The newly reported species was compared with another morphological close species, Fulvia australis (G.B. Sowerby II, 1834). © 2016, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR). All rights reserved.


Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Ray D.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Kumar V.,Center for Taxonomy
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

A new species of the genus Hapalogenys, Hapalogenys bengalensis sp. nov. is described from fourteen specimens col-lected from the Bay of Bengal coast. The species is distinct in having three longitudinal dark stripes; pelvic-fin tip almost reaching the base of first anal-fin spine when depressed; transverse scale rows above lateral line 7-8, below lateral line 19-20; gill rakers 18 (7 on lower limb and 11 on upper limb); posterior angle of jaw reaching vertical through anterior rim of eye. Genetic divergence (13.0-14.2%) and analysis of NJ tree shows that the new species is closely related to H. kishi-nouyei in the "Hapalogenys kishinouyei complex" with significant morphological difference from the other three species reported from the same complex. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Smithsonian Institution and Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Type: Letter | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

A new species of short brown unpatterned moray eel of the genus Gymnothorax, Gymnothorax mishrai sp. nov. is described from a specimen of 324 mm total length, collected from the Bay of Bengal. The species is distinguished by having the dorsal-fin origin before gill opening, jaw pores with brown rim, two branchial pores, total vertebrae 134 (MVF: 9-59-134), three median intermaxillary teeth, uniserial maxillary and vomerine teeth. The new species is distinctly different from the other eight described species of this group. This species is also the first species of short brown unpatterned moray eel to be reported from India.


Ray D.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Smith D.G.,Smithsonian Institution
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

A new species of short brown unpatterned moray eel of the genus Gymnothorax, Gymnothorax mishrai sp. nov. is described from a specimen of 324 mm total length, collected from the Bay of Bengal. The species is distinguished by having the dorsal-fin origin before gill opening, jaw pores with brown rim, two branchial pores, total vertebrae 134 (MVF: 9-59-134), three median intermaxillary teeth, uniserial maxillary and vomerine teeth. The new species is distinctly different from the other eight described species of this group. This species is also the first species of short brown unpatterned moray eel to be reported from India. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Ray D.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center | Ho H.-C.,Museums of Marine Biology and Aquarium | Mohapatra A.,Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria | Year: 2015

This paper reports a finding of Parapercis ommatura Jordan et Snyder, 1902 from the Indian Ocean on the basis of detailed examination of 21 specimens collected from the West Bengal coast, on the northern part of Indian east coast. This species has previously been reported only from northwest Pacific regions. Detailed morphometric and meristic data for this species are provided. © 2015, Scientific Society of Szczecin. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Marine Aquarium and Regional Center
Type: | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

A new species of the genus Hapalogenys, Hapalogenys bengalensis sp. nov. is described from fourteen specimens collected from the Bay of Bengal coast. The species is distinct in having three longitudinal dark stripes; pelvic-fin tip almost reaching the base of first anal-fin spine when depressed; transverse scale rows above lateral line 7-8, below lateral line 19-20; gill rakers 18 (7 on lower limb and 11 on upper limb); posterior angle ofjaw reaching vertical through anterior rim of eye. Genetic divergence (13.0-14.2%) and analysis of NJ tree shows that the new species is closely related to H. kishinouyei in the Hapalogenys kishinouyei complex with significant morphological difference from the other three species reported from the same complex.

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