Observations on the food and feeding habits of the Ttorpedo trevally Megalaspis cordyla (Linnaeus) from Vizhinjam bay

Sreenivasan, P V (1974) Observations on the food and feeding habits of the Ttorpedo trevally Megalaspis cordyla (Linnaeus) from Vizhinjam bay. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 21 (1). pp. 76-84.

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Abstract

A study of the food and feeding habits of Megalaspis cordyla based on an examination of 1692 specimens revealed that it is a pelagic carnivorous feeder, subsisting mainly on Stolephorus spp.; Leiogiiathus spp., Gazza &p., Carangoides spp., fish juveniles, fish larvae, alima larvae of Squilla spp., Acetes spp., amphipods, Squilla spp., Lucifer spp., megalopa larvae of crab, prawn juveniles, copepods, euphausids, pteropods, Sepia spp., and Nereis spp. were the other food items recorded. The intensity of feeding decreased with advancement of maturity. Feeding was observed to be comparatively higher during night than by day.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food and feeding habits; Torpedo trevally; Megalaspis cordyla
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2010 06:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:10
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1139

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