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First record of the flat toadfish, Colletteichthys dussumieri (Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) from estuarine waters of India

  • Sebastian Roja (a1), P.R. Anilkumar (a1) and K.Y. Mohammed Salih (a1)

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The present paper reports the first record of occurrence of the flat toadfish Colletteichthys dussumieri in the estuarine waters of India and the warmer waters of the coasts of the Arabian Gulf to India and Sri Lanka. It is often misidentified as Allenbatrachus grunniens (Linnaeus, 1758). Discrepancies in meristic and morphological characters were observed.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Roja, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Lakeside Campus, Cochin 682016, Ernakulam, Kerala, India email: rojanaveen@gmail.com

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First record of the flat toadfish, Colletteichthys dussumieri (Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) from estuarine waters of India

  • Sebastian Roja (a1), P.R. Anilkumar (a1) and K.Y. Mohammed Salih (a1)

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