Unusual landings of the bluntnose lizardfish Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801) at Chennai, with a note on some aspects of biology

Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Gomathy, S (2007) Unusual landings of the bluntnose lizardfish Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801) at Chennai, with a note on some aspects of biology. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 49 (2). pp. 250-253.

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Abstract

Unusual landings (3.65 t) of the bluntnose lizardfish Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801) was recorded at Chennai Fisheries Harbour in April 2007. This is the first record of T. myops in large numbers in the commercial landings at Chennai. Parameters of the length-weight relationship were derived as a = 0.0000076 and b = 3.047. The male-female sex ratio was 1.15: 1. Analysis of gut content showed that 21.2% of fishes had full and gorged stomach. The fish has a preference for fishes, followed by shrimps.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bluntnose lizardfish; Trachinocephalus myops
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Lizard Fishes
Fish and Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2151
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 16:57
Last Modified:12 Jul 2011 13:35

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