First Report of Pseudorhombus diplospilus (Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae) from East Coast of India


  • Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri – 601204, Tamil Nadu
  • ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair – 744101, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri – 601204, Tamil Nadu
  • Zoological Survey of India, Marine Fish Section, Kolkata – 700 016



First Record, Palmate Gill Raker, Pseudorhombus diplospilus, Range Extension.


A large-tooth flounder, Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman (1927) (Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyide), is reported from east coast of India based on a single specimen collected from Royapuram fishing harbor, Chennai, Tamil Nadu with detailed meristic and morphometric study. This forms the ninth species in the genus Pseudorhombus and the second species in having palmate gill rakers from Indian waters. With this report of P. diplospilus, its western limit of distributional range is extended from Indonesia and west Australia to east coast of India.


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Author Biography

Paramasivam Kodeeswaran, Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri – 601204, Tamil Nadu





How to Cite

Kodeeswaran, P., Praveenraj, J., Jayakumar, N., & Mishra, S. S. (2020). First Report of <i>Pseudorhombus diplospilus</i> (Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae) from East Coast of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), 85–88.





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