Spawning periodicity of the ribbon fish, Trichiurus lepturus (F.), with a note on its rate of growth

Tampi, P R S and Meenakshisundaram, P T and Basheeruddin, S and Gnanamuttu, J C (1968) Spawning periodicity of the ribbon fish, Trichiurus lepturus (F.), with a note on its rate of growth. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 15 (1&2). pp. 53-60.

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Abstract

The spawning periodicity of Trichiurus lepturus is briefly re-examined here in tlie light of certain recent observations. It is seen that this species spawns more than once in a year along the Madras coast and the two seasons are roughly around May-June and later in November-December. This fact also leads to a revision in the interpretation of the rate of growth of the fish. It is now estimated that the fish at the end of one year attains an average of 300 mm in length and that those above about 900 mm are just over four years.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spawning periodicity; ribbon fish; Trichiurus lepturus
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Ribbon Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1819
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:29 Jul 2010 17:07
Last Modified:30 May 2012 15:13

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