Note on catfish landing with gravid females, male brooders and young ones at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

Sivadas, M and Pradeep, S and Vishnu, P and Vasu, R (2019) Note on catfish landing with gravid females, male brooders and young ones at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (241). p. 32. ISSN ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    In Tamil Nadu catfish is landed mainly as a by-catch in trawlers, drift gill netters and the hook and line units. In 2018, the total catfish landing in Tamil Nadu was 4165 t of which almost 90 % was contributed by trawlers. On 22.8.2019, around 3000 kg of catfish, Arius maculatus was landed by a ring seiner at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. The catch was comprised of gravid females and incubating males of total length ranging from 350 mm to 370 mm. Along with the catch, eggs in various stages of development, juveniles with yolk and without yolk were also seen in good quantity in the boat. One gravid ovary contained 24 eggs in the right ovary and 29 in the left.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: catfish landing; gravid females, male brooders; young ones ; Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Catfish
    Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 10:43
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 10:43
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14417

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