Aspects of taxonomy and life history traits of engraulids in the context of biodiversity conservation and fisheries management

Ganga, U (2015) Aspects of taxonomy and life history traits of engraulids in the context of biodiversity conservation and fisheries management. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Engraulids are a major small pelagic resource abundant in the tropical and temperate seas of the world. The prominent snout which is characteristic of this family carries a unique organ called the “rostral organ”. They are small, silvery coloured small pelagics with more than 16 genera and 139 species identified worldwide (Nelsen, 1984) of which 4 genera namely, Anchoa (35 species), Anchoviella (15 species), Stolephorus (19 species) and Thryssa (25 species) constitute the majority of species. They form a major fishery resource in the coastal fisheries of the Indian EEZ. In 2013 the dominant group among anchovies contributing to commercial fisheries were the whitebaits with an estimated 69500 t landed, followed by the other anchovies such as Thryssa (42000 t), Coilia (30767 t) and Setipinna (8507 t). Correct identification of fishes, their eggs and larvae are thus crucial in fisheries management.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy; life history traits; engraulids; biodiversity conservation; fisheries management
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Pelagic Fisheries
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 06:13
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10423

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