On the food habits of the fishes of the family Carangidae a review

Sivakami, S (1997) On the food habits of the fishes of the family Carangidae a review. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 38 (1 & 2). pp. 118-123.


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An attempt has been made in this paper to review the food habits of the fishes of the family Carangidae, Carangids are pelagic carnivores feeding mainly on crustaceans and fishes. Species such as Megalaspis cordyln, AIepes djedaba and Decapterus dayi show a prefetence for young fishes especially Stolephorus spp. and the correspondence in the season of their landings can be utilish in enhancing the fishery of carangids preferably using Stoleplzortis spp. as baits in gears like hooks and line. Carangids exhibit variations in food preference in juvenile and adults, the former preferring planktonic crustaceans and the latter mainly fish juveniles. Feeding intensity was found more in juveniles and immature fish than in breeders. The carangids are observed to feed more during night probably orientating their food using their visual organs and lateral line system. This higher rate of feeding during light may be made use of in capturing them during the late hours using artificial light.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carangidae; food habits
Subjects: Food and Feeding
Demersal Fishes > Carangids
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 18:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1910

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