On some aspects of the biology of Lactarius lactarius (Schneider)

Rao, T Appa (1966) On some aspects of the biology of Lactarius lactarius (Schneider). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 13 (1&2). pp. 334-349.


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Among the lesser known fishes of India, the big-jawed jumper Lactarius lactarius (Schn.) is a prized table fish. Sometimes when there are heavy- catches it is also cured. From Madras, Chidambaram and Vekataraman. (1946) and Devaresan and Chidambaram (1953) gave brief notes on the food of this species. Further Chacko (1949), Venkataraman- (I960) and Basheeruddin and Nayar (1961) mentioned the items found in the stomach contents of this species from the coastal waters of Gulf of Mannar, Malabar and Madras respectively. The present paper deals -with the observations made by the author, on food and feeding habits, size at maturity, maturation and spawning, sex ratio, fecundity, growth and length-weight relationship of this species off Waltair during the period ' 1959-60.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biology; Lactarius lactarius
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 00:45
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2260

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