Dhulkhed, M H (1972) Food of the oil sardine taken by bottom nets And surface gill net in the mangalore area. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 19 (1&2). pp. 163-166.
The food of the oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps Val., caught off Mangalore by gear operating in the upper layers and close to the sea floor was studied. Fish obtained from the surface gill net showed poor feeding and the food consisted mainly of Coscinodiscus, a typical diatom of the upper layers. On the other hand, fish from bottom gill nets and trawl nets had gorged stomachs and the food item comprised mainly, in some cases exclusively, either Pleurosigma or Ornithocercus which are typical bottom-dwelling forms. It is suggested that the oil sardine occasionally resorts to a demersal habitat.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||oil sardine; bottom nets; surface gill net; Mangalore area|
|Subjects:||Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries|
|Depositing User:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2010 10:29|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:11|
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