Observations on the lizard fish fishery and some aspects of biology of Saurida tumbil (Bloch) off Mumbai

Raje, S G and Deshmukh, V D and Das, Thakur (2004) Observations on the lizard fish fishery and some aspects of biology of Saurida tumbil (Bloch) off Mumbai. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 51 (2). pp. 199-207.

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    Abstract

    The average annual landing of lizard fishes by the commercial trawlers at New Ferry Wharf during 1991 to 1995 was 1,591 tonnes (54.19 kg/unit) contributing to 2.28% of total marine fish landing at Mumbai. The landing was maximum in March-May and September-October periods with Saurida tumbil as the dominant species, which occurred in all the months. In S. tumbil empty stomachs occurred in high percentage (56.91 %). This fish is a piscivore, feeding mainly on teleosts (IP 52.54), followed by molluscs (IP 39.64) and crustaceans (IP 1.05). The male to female ratio was 1:1.02. The size at first maturity was 288 mm and it spawns from August to December with peak during October-November. Fecundity ranged between 33,305 and 79,202 in the length range of 276 mm to 334 mm. The relationship between length and weight is significantly different in the sexes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: lizard fish; saurida tumbil
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Lizard Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 12:11
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/154

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