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-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > 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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