Sivaprakasam, T E (1963) Observations on the food and feeding habits of Parastromateus niger (Bloch) of the Saurashtra coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 10 A (1). pp. 140-147.
The pomfrets belonging to the family Stromateidae form a major fishery along the Saurashtra coast. Of these the Brown Pomfret, Parastromateus niger (Bloch) occurring during September- November and April-May, and the Silver Pomfret, Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen) occurring during December-March, are the most important. A third species, Pampus chmensis (Euphrasen) occurs only occasionally. Being esteemed tablefish of great demand, they are intensively fished along this coast. Gokhale (1960) giving the catch statistics of pomfrets in Saurashtra, has stressed the importance of studies on the biology of these fish for the rational exploitation of the stock.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||food and feeding; Parastromateus niger|
|Subjects:||Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology|
Food and Feeding
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Deposited On:||06 Aug 2010 14:43|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2010 14:43|
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