First record of Genus Parabathymyrus Kamohara, 1938 (Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Eastern Indian Ocean


  • Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, Kismat Bajkul, Purba Medinipur, Bajkul – 721655, West Bengal
  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha - 761002
  • Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center, 4210 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland MD 2076
  • Marine Fish Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata - 700 016



First report, Indian Ocean, Parabathymyrus, Range Extension, West Bengal.


Parabathymyrus macrophthalmus, Kamohara, 1938 is recorded for the first time from the eastern Indian Ocean based on one specimen (246 mm SL) collected from the Bay of Bengal. This record extends the range of the species from Western Pacific to the Eastern Indian Ocean. The Genus Parabathymyrus is also reported for the first time from India with its morphometric measurements.


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Author Biography

Anil Mohapatra, Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Odisha - 761002

Scientist & officer-in-Charge




How to Cite

Ray, D., Mohapatra, A., Smith, D. G., & Mishra, S. S. (2020). First record of Genus <I>Parabathymyrus</I> Kamohara, 1938 (Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Eastern Indian Ocean. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), 55–58.





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