Sivakami, S and Raje, S G and Feroz Khan, M and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Vivekanandan, E and Rajkumar, U (2001) Fishery and biology of Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskal) along the Indian coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 48 (3). pp. 277-289.
Fishery trend of bull's eye (Family:Priacanthidae) along the Indian coast and some biological aspects of Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskal) off Cochin are presented in this paper. Coastwise, the resource is landed more in the west coast from a depth range of 20-150m than the east coast, from a depth range of 10- 80m. Seasonally, priacanthids were abundant during October-March along the north west coast and during December - March and August-October along the south west coast. P. hamrur prefers pelagic crustaceans followed by fishes and smaller molluscs as food.lt appears to breed mainly during April-July, shedding two batches of ova. Gonado -somatic indices showed peak values during June in both sexes. Size at maturity of males and females were 181- 190mm and 191- 200mm respectively. Chi -square test indicated females to dominate the population. Fecundity ranged between 1,55,800 and 7,22,313. The V value in the length -weight relationship of the two sexes was statistically significant at 5% level.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Fishery biology;Priacanthus hamrur|
|Subjects:||Marine Biology > Biology|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2010 14:37|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2011 12:18|
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