Food and feeding habits of the short-jaw anchovy, Thrissina baelama (Forskal), of the Andaman sea

Marichamy, R (1972) Food and feeding habits of the short-jaw anchovy, Thrissina baelama (Forskal), of the Andaman sea. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 19 (1&2). pp. 54-59.

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    Abstract

    Like many other anchovies T. baelama feeds mostly on large zooplanktonic organisms. Euphausiids were the most important item of food supplemented by copepods, megalopae, prawns and amphipods. These major items in the diet of the fish did not differ significantly from year to year although the relative importance of particular item may vary slightly between diflferent months. The smaller fish appeared to prefer smaller organisms like veligers, zoeae, Oithona, Pseudodiaptomus etc. while the adults preferred euphausiids, megalopae, prawns, amphipods and fish larvae. The variations in the composition of the gut contents and feeding intensity are discussed in relation to environmental biota, size-groups and maturity of the fish.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Food and feeding habits; short-jaw anchovy; Thrissina baelama; Andaman sea
    Subjects: Food and Feeding
    Demersal Fishes > Anchoves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries

    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2010 08:54
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1287

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