Occurrence of Decapterus dayi Wakiya, in the Arabian Sea off Bombay, with a taxonomic note

Rao, K Srinivasa (1966) Occurrence of Decapterus dayi Wakiya, in the Arabian Sea off Bombay, with a taxonomic note. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 8 (2). pp. 350-353.

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Abstract

The decapterids, popularly known as ' Mackerel scads,' appear sporadically in large numbers along the east and west coasts of India. The season for these fish in the Bombay waters appears to be from December to February. The Government of India trawler, M. F. V. Jheenga, obtained nearly 2 tons of these fish, in each of the two consecutive hauls on 12-12-1963, while fishing on the continental shelf at Lat. 19°05'N. and Long. 71°45'E., at a depth of 40-45 fathoms, where the bottom was muddy sand. Day (1878-88) reported the appearance of these fish in the Madras waters in the month of October ; Misra (1962) also recorded their occurrence during the same month off Trivandrum on the west coast.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mackerel scads; Jheenga; Madras
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Mackerel fishery
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:1517
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:22 Jul 2010 17:10
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