Biology and fishery of the pig-face bream, Lethrinus lentian Lacepede I. Food and feeding habits

Toor, H S (1964) Biology and fishery of the pig-face bream, Lethrinus lentian Lacepede I. Food and feeding habits. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 11 A (2). pp. 559-580.

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Abstract

The study of the food of fishes attracted the attention of fishery biologists from the beginning of the present century in view of the recognised importance of food as an environmental factor influencing the growth and distribution of fishes and the success of their fishery. A great deal of work has been done on the food and feeding habits of fishes from Indian waters. A perusal of the literature shows that although casual observations have been made on the food of lethrinids by Al-Hussaini (1947), Devanesan and Chidambaram (1948) and Wheeler (1953), very little information is available about the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the food of these fishes. The present investigation was undertaken to get a xlear picture of the food and feeding habits of Lethrinus lentjan, and attention was devoted to the following aspects during the study: (i) qualitative and quantitative analyses of the food, (ii) feeding intensity, (iii) feeding habits and (iv) composition of food in relation to the size of the fish

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biology; fishery; pig-face bream; Lethrinus lentian; Food and feeding
Subjects:Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:2175
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 09:59
Last Modified:10 Aug 2010 09:59

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