Advertisement

A New Fishery Area for the Swordfish Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758 (Teleostei: Xiphiidae) in the Sea of Oman

  • J. M. Al-Mamry
  • L. A. JawadEmail author
Article
  • 15 Downloads

Abstract

The first record of the swordfish Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758, in Omani waters is based on a specimen of 1756 mm total length, which has been collected by gill net on the coast of Sur City, 151 Km south of Muscat City, Oman. Morphometric and meristic data are provided and compared with those from other sea basins.

Keywords

Xiphiidae Sea of Oman Xiphias gladius Morphometrics Meristic 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, Marine Science and Fisheries Centre for giving us the opportunity to use the technical facilities available in its laboratories.

References

  1. Al-Abdessalaam TJS (1995) Marine species of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman, Sultanate of Oman: Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 412 ppGoogle Scholar
  2. Boulenger GA (1887) An account of the fishes obtained by Surgeon-Major A. S. G. Jayakar at Muscat, east coast of Arabia. Proc Zool Soc London 1887:653–667Google Scholar
  3. Boulenger GA (1889) Second account of the fishes obtained by Surgeon-Major A. S. G. Jayakar at Muscat, east coast of Arabia. Proc Zool Soc London 1889:236–246Google Scholar
  4. Collette BB, McDowell JR, Graves JE (2006) Phylogeny of recent billfishes (Xiphioidei). Bull Mar Sci 79:455–468Google Scholar
  5. Collette B, Acero A, Amorim A F, Bizsel K, Boustany A, Canales Ramirez C, Cardenas G, Carpenter KE, de Oliveira Leite Jr, N, Di Natale A, Die D, Fox W, Fredou F L, Graves, J., Guzman-Mora A, Viera Hazin FH, Hinton M, Juan Jorda M, Minte Vera C, Miyabe N, Montano Cruz R, Masuti E, Nelson R, Oxenford H, Restrepo V, Salas E, Schaefer K, Schratwieser J, Serra R, Sun C, Teixeira Lessa RP, Pires Ferreira Travassos PE, Uozumi Y, Yanez E (2011) Xiphias gladius (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e. T23148A88828055.  https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN. UK.2011–2.RLTS.T23148A9422329.en. Downloaded on 21 January 2018
  6. Eschmeyer WN (Ed.) (2015) Catalog of fishes, electronic version (20 December 2017). Internet publication, San Francisco (California Academy of Sciences). http://research.calacad emy.org/research/Ichthyology/Catalog/fishcatmain.asp
  7. Fischer W, Bianchi G (eds) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (fishing area 51), vol 1–6. FAO, RomeGoogle Scholar
  8. Fricke R (Ed.) (2015) References in the catalog of fishes. Online version, updated 05 October 2014. Internet publication, San Francisco (California Academy of Sciences). http://research.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/Catalog/fishcatmain.asp
  9. Froese R, Pauly D (Eds.) (2018) FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available at: www.fishbase.org, version (01/2018) (accessed on January 2018)
  10. Iwatsuki Y, Jawad JA, Al-Mamry JM (2012) Johnius (Johnius) majan sp. nov., a sciaenid fish (Pisces: Sciaenidae) from Oman. Indian Ocean. Ichthyol Res 59:151–155CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Jawad LA, Al-Mamry J (2009) First record of Antennarius coccineus (lesson, 1831) from gulf of Oman and second record of Antennarius indicus Schultz, 1964 from the Arabian Sea coast of Oman. Mar Biod Rec 2:e163CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Jawad LA, Al-Mamry JM (2012) New record of Coelorinchus flabellispinnis (Alcock, 1894), Coryphaenoides macrolophus (Alcock, 1894) and Nezumia investigatoris (Alcock, 1894) (family: Macruridae) from the Arabian Sea coasts of Oman. J Appl Ichthyol 28:287–289CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Jawad LA, Al-Mamry JM, Al-Kharusi LH (2010) The slender sunfish, Ranzania laevis (pennant, 1776) in the coastal waters of gulf of Oman. Acta Ichthyol Piscat 40:105–108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Jawad LA, Al-Mamry JM, Al-Busaidi HK (2012) First reliable record of the sicklefin chimaera, Neoharriot tapinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931), from the northern Arabian Sea (Chondrichthyes: Rhinochimaeridae). Zool Middle East 56:139–141CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Johannesson KA (1990) Assessment of major marine fish stocks of demersal, small pelagic and mesopelagic species. R/V ‘Rastrelliger’ acoustic and trawling survey results, November 1989–1990—a report prepared for the FAO/UNDP Project (OMA/88/005). Oman fisheries resources assessment survey. Rome: FAO, 356 ppGoogle Scholar
  16. Kesteven GL, Nakken O, Stromme T (1976) The small-pelagic and demersal fish resources of the north-west Arabian Sea—further analysis of the results of the R/V ‘DR. Fridtjof Nansen’, survey, 1975–1976. FAO and Institute of Marine Research, BergenGoogle Scholar
  17. Mahe K, Evano H, Mille T, Bourjea J (2014) Otolith shape as a valuable tool to evaluate the stock structure of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Indian Ocean. Working Document IOTC–2014–WPB12–12. IFREMER. 12 pGoogle Scholar
  18. McKoy J, Bagley N, Gauthier S, Devine J (2009) Technical Report 1. Fish resources of the Arabian Sea coasts of Oman: project summary. Final Report prepared for the Ministry of Fish Wealth, Sultanate of Oman. Wellington, New Zealand: Bruce Shallard and Associates, 177 ppGoogle Scholar
  19. Nakamura I (1985) Billfishes of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synopsis 125, 5Google Scholar
  20. Nelson JS (2006) Fishes of the world, 4th edn. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New YorkGoogle Scholar
  21. Palko BJ, Beardsley GL, Richards WJ (1981) Synopsis of the biology of the swordfish, Xiphias gladius Linnaeus. FAO Fish Synop 127:1–21Google Scholar
  22. Randall JE (1995) Coastal fishes of Oman. Bathurst. Crawford House Publishing Pty Ltd, Australia 439 ppGoogle Scholar
  23. Saetersdal G, Stromme T, Bakken B, Piekutowsk L (1982) Some observations on frequency dependent back scattering strength. FAO Fish Rep 300:150–156Google Scholar
  24. Saetersdal G, Bianchi G, Stromme T (1999) The Dr. Fridtjof Nansen Programme 1975–1993. Investigations of fishery resources in developing countries. History of the programme and review of results. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 391. FAO, Rome 434 ppGoogle Scholar
  25. Santini F, Sorenson L (2013) First molecular time tree of billfishes (Istiophoriformes: Acanthomorpha) shows a Late Miocene radiation of marlins and allies. Ital J Zool 80:481–489CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Stromme T (1986) Pelagic and demersal fish resources of Oman. Results of the R/V ‘Dr. Fridtjof Nansen’ Surveys in Oman. UNDP/FAO Programme PLO/82/001. Institute of Marine Research, Bergen 123 ppGoogle Scholar
  27. White AW, Barwani MA (1971) Common sea fishes of the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Pp. 166, Trucial States Council, DubaiGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Science and Fisheries CentreMinistry of Agriculture and FisheriesMuscatOman
  2. 2.Flat BushAucklandNew Zealand

Personalised recommendations