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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Abstract

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
ID Code:1607
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:29 Jul 2010 10:29
Last Modified:23 Mar 2011 14:24

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