Observations on the food and feeding habits of Otolithes cuvieri (Trewavas) off Veraval

Manojkumar, P P (2003) Observations on the food and feeding habits of Otolithes cuvieri (Trewavas) off Veraval. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 50 (3). pp. 379-386.

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Abstract

Studies on food and feeding habits of Otolithes cuvieri based on 1679 specimens showed that it is a carnivorous feeder, subsisting mainly on Acetes spp., penaeid prawns, deep-sea prawns, fishes, stomatopods, molluscs, isopods, copepods and fish larvae. All size groups preferred crustaceans. The fishes showed preference for teleost fishes as they grew. The intensity of feeding was higher during the premonsoon and postmonsoon months. Feeding intensity was poor in juveniles and mature fishes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food and feeding habits;Otolithes cuvieri
Subjects: Demersal Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/115

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