Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 49(1): 95-99, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02456
Redescription of Bleekeria kallolepis (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Ammodytidae) from Chennai, eastern Indian Ocean
expand article infoK.V. Akhilesh, K.S.S.M. Yousuf, S.J. Kizhakudan, P.U. Zacharia
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The yellow-striped sandlance, Bleekeria kallolepis Günther, 1862, is a poorly known ammodytid fish from the eastern Indian Ocean, known from fewer than five specimens. No detailed description or colour images of B. kallolepis have previously been available. We hereby provide a short taxonomic account of the species from its type locality Chennai, India with morphometrics and colour description.
sandlance, Bleekeria kallolepis, Ammodytidae, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, diversity