Distribution and biology off the deep-sea eel, Gavialiceps taeniola along the continental slope off Indian EEZ

Thankappan, Divya and Manjebrayakath, Hashim and Jayaprakash, A A (2007) Distribution and biology off the deep-sea eel, Gavialiceps taeniola along the continental slope off Indian EEZ. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 49 (1). pp. 81-85.

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Abstract

The distribution, abundance and biological characteristics of the deep-sea eel Gavialiceps taeniola (Alcock,1889) caught by deep-sea trawling on board FORV Sagar Sampada along the continental slope in the depth zone 200 –1000m, off the west and east coast of India are reported. This species was found abundant at 100N and 800E in east coast and in west coast at Lat 90N and Long 750E. Females dominated the catch. Length range varied from 16 to 82 cm. The b value in length weight relationship was < 3, which showed that the fish becomes slender as length increases

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deep-sea eel; Gavialiceps taeniola; continental slope; EEZ India
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Eels
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2110
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 16:02
Last Modified:09 Aug 2010 16:02

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