Observations on the food and feeding habits of Parastromateus niger (Bloch) of the Saurashtra coast

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:food and feeding; Parastromateus niger
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2080
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 14:43
Last Modified:06 Aug 2010 14:43

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