On some growth stages and food of Arothron stellatus (Block) (Tetraodontidae:Pisces)

Kuthalingam, M D K and Luther, G and Joel, J J (1973) On some growth stages and food of Arothron stellatus (Block) (Tetraodontidae:Pisces). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 20 (1). pp. 240-243.


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The controversial characters in the colour pattern in the different growth stages of the species Arothron stellatus (Bloch) have been examined. The present study confirms that the continuous bands reported on the dorsal surface in fish of 26 mm length start breaking up at about 45 mm length and this is completed at even as early as 110 mm length, and that the continuous bands in the under surface of the medium sized fish disappear in the adult fish. Food of the species at the different growth stages has also been outlined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: growth stages; Arothron stellatus; Tetraodontidae; Pisces
Subjects: Demersal Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1271

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