Updated systemic account of skate fauna observed in landing at the Karachi Fish Harbour, Pakistan

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This paper presents the update and a  brief account of  indigenous skate fauna landed in the Karachi fish Harbour (KFH)  which is the country’s largest landing site (24.8491° N, 66.9761° E) situated at West Wharf, Karachi. During field observations on catches at the Karachi Fish Harbour (KFH) a total of ten (10) species of skates were found during March 2014 to April 2019. Identified species are Glaucostegus cemiculus, G. granulatus, Rhina ancylostoma, Rhinobatos horkelii, R. punctifer, R. annandalei, R. halavi, R. obtusus, R. typus and Rhynchobatos djiddensis. Among these comparatively Glaucostegus granulatus was the species found constantly and in larger quantity.  Thirty seven (37) males and twenty eight (28) females of this species were observed. 

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