First Record of Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker, 1852 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthidae) from Northern East Coast of India


  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha - 761002
  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha - 761002
  • Marine Fish Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata - 700016, West Bengal



Fish, new record, West Bengal Coast


The Silver tripodfish, Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker, 1852, is reported for the first time from the West Bengal coast along the northern part of the Bay of Bengal, based on two specimens collected from Shankarpur fishing harbour and Digha Mohana, Digha, West Bengal, India. This species might co-exist in the entire Bay of Bengal coast and but often confused as Triacanthus biaculeatus due to very similar external morphology.


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Ranjan Mohanty, S., Mohapatra, A., & Sekhar Mishra, S. (2018). First Record of <i>Triacanthus nieuhofii</i> Bleeker, 1852 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthidae) from Northern East Coast of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(3), 310–313.



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