On the validity of Trichiurus russelli Dutt and Thankam, 1967

S. Dutt, Y.T. Varma


Comparison of specimens of Trichiurus lepturus and T. russelli from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India (type locality of latter species) has confirmed that T. russelli is a valid species. The two species show consistent differences in electropherograms of muscle myogen proteins: there are ten bands in T. lepturus and eleven bands in T. russelli . The bands of the two species also how differences in width and in rate of mobility


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