Studies on the Fishery, Biology and Population dynamics of flatfishes (Cynoglossus spp; family : Cynoglossidae) along the Kerala coast

Jayaprakash, A A (1998) Studies on the Fishery, Biology and Population dynamics of flatfishes (Cynoglossus spp; family : Cynoglossidae) along the Kerala coast. Doctoral thesis, Christ College, Iringalakuda, University of Calicut, Kerala.

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    Abstract

    The flatfishes of the order Pleuronectiformes or Heterosomata comprising halibuts, flounders and soles are widely distributed all over the World Oceans. They are all bottom fishes and are characterised by asymmetry, for in the adults both the eyes lie either on the right or on the left side of the head. These fishes are closely related to the perch like fishes and have remarkable capacity to change the colour of their body to match the surroundings. Most of them live in moderate depth. Some of them extend to deeper waters while a few live close to inshore and even in estuaries. They are predacious and carnivorous feeding on small fish, worms, molluscs and crustaceans. They are prolific breeders. Most flatfishes are small while a few like the halibuts attain large size. Some of the species are greatly esteemed for their delicate and flavoured flesh. They are cheap and are within the easy reach of the low income consumers.

    Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: flatfishes; cynoglossidae; Kerala coast
    Subjects: CMFRI Departments > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries

    Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
    Demersal Fishes > Flat fishes
    Theses
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 05:17
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 05:53
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/16100

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