alexa Taxonomy and Identification of Finfish Eggs from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India
ISSN: 2157-7099

Journal of Cytology & Histology
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Research Article

Taxonomy and Identification of Finfish Eggs from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India

Selvam J*, Varadharajan D, Babu A and Balasubramanian T

Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author:
Selvam J
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 04144-243223
Fax: 04144-243553
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 05, 2013; Accepted Date: October 30, 2013; Published Date: November 01, 2013

Citation: Selvam J, Varadharajan D, Babu A, Balasubramanian T (2013) Taxonomy and Identification of Finfish Eggs from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India. J Cytol Histol 4:193. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000193

Copyright: © 2013 Selvam J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The fish seed resource is a major input for fish farming. There is a playing important role for increasing fisheries
production, providing food and income as well as contributing to national economy. Fishes is a delicious and
most important source of animal protein food. Since, the fish seed resource is an essential for food security, rural development and poverty alleviation. In the present investigation fin fish eggs belonging to 43 species of finfishes belong to 31 genera, 19 families, 8 orders, have been collected, identified and described in detail. Among the various finfish eggs collected, higher number of eggs were recorded for Cluepeids fishes, followed by Engraulids, Carangids, Cynoglossids, Tetraodontids, Teraponis, Mugilids, Atherinids, Synodontids, Ophichthids, Pristigastrids, Chirocentrids, Scombrids, Gerreids, Soleids, Bothids, Pleuronectids and Hemiramphids from Muthupettai waters.

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