Food and feeding habits of the pelagic shrimp, Oplophorus typus from the deep scattering layer along the west coast of India

Karuppasamy, P K and Menon, N G (2004) Food and feeding habits of the pelagic shrimp, Oplophorus typus from the deep scattering layer along the west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 51 (1). pp. 17-20.

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Abstract

The food and feeding habits of the pelagic shrimp, Oplophorus typus, an inhabitant of deep scattering layer from the west coast of India were studied during the period, October 1998-May 2001. Difference in food preference had been noticed between seasons and at different bathymetric realms. O.typus preferred food items such as detritus, chaetognaths, crustacean remains, fish remains, shrimp remains, euphausiids, diatoms, copepods and foraminifera. Diurnal variations in the feeding intensity as well as preference of food items were noticed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food and Feeding; pelagic shrimp; Oplophorus typus
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:149
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 17:14
Last Modified:15 Mar 2010 17:14

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