Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJAFS-3-121

    Confirmed Record of the Two-Faced Toadfi sh, Bifax Lacinia Greenfi eld, Mee & Randall, 1994 (Fam. Batrachoididae) From the Southern Oman Coast of the Arabian Sea

    Chesalin Mikhail* and Al-Shajibi Said

    The presence of two-faced toadfish Bifax lacinia was confirmed based on a single specimen, 244 mm standard length (SL), caught in the waters of Salalah port, Oman, the Arabian Sea in February 2016. Descriptions, illustrations, meristic and morphometric data are presented. The species is considered as an endemic of the southern Oman waters. Currently, the habitat of B. lacinia in Salalah port is under threat of the destruction due to the planned extension of the port.

    Keywords: Bifax Lacinia; Salalah; Oman; Arabian Sea; Morphology

    Published on: Mar 7, 2017 Pages: 9-11

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-8400.000021
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