On the concealing behaviour of the Tigerfish Therapon jarbua (Forskal)

Silas, E G and Dawson, E (1959) On the concealing behaviour of the Tigerfish Therapon jarbua (Forskal). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 1 (2). pp. 252-253.


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In October 1959 while collecting fish from shallow waters in the lagoon near Pullamadam, about two miles from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Station, Mandapam Camp, one of us (E.G.S.) noticed sprouts of ' mud clouds' rising from the bottom at certain points. This phenomenon was repeatedly seen at certain spots five to ten metres ahead while slowly wading through the water and eventually their origins were traced to the openings of the burrows of the ocypodid crab Macrophthalmus depressus Riippell.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pullamadam; ocypodid crab; Macrophthalmus depressus Riippell
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 04:59
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1607

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