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Species Composition, Distribution and Economic Importance of Fishes in the Bolgoda Lagoon

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J. Jinadasa ,

University of Sri Jayewordenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Department of Zoology
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H. D. S. Jayantha,

University of Sri Jayewordenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Department of Zoology
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W. V. J. Perera

Open University, Nawala, LK
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Abstract

There are 55 species of fin fishes belonging to 33 families in the Bolgoda Lagoon, of which about 30 are commercially important. Sardinella melanura, Caranx sansun, Leognathus. sp, Mugil cephalus, Etroplus suratensis and Trachysurus cae/us are the dominant species. The mean annual fin fish production is 30 mt/year and it is on the decline.
How to Cite: Jinadasa, J., Jayantha, H.D.S. and Perera, W.V.J., 1992. Species Composition, Distribution and Economic Importance of Fishes in the Bolgoda Lagoon. Vidyodaya Journal of Science, 4(1), pp.107–115. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/vjs.v4i1.6071
Published on 29 Dec 1992.
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