Observations on the food of juveniles of Scomberomorus commerson (lacepede) and S. guttatus (Bloch and Schneider) from Vizhingam, west coast of India

Kumaran, M (1964) Observations on the food of juveniles of Scomberomorus commerson (lacepede) and S. guttatus (Bloch and Schneider) from Vizhingam, west coast of India. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Scombroid Fishes, Part 2; MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.

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Abstract

The seerfishes form one of the economically important groups of food fishes of Indian seas, of which Scomberomorus commerson and S. guttatus are the most important species. The information we have on the biology of these fishes from Indian waters is scarce, being restricted to the studies by Vijayaraghavan (1955), Krishnamurthy (1958), Kuthalingam (1959) and Venkataraman (1960).However, according to Jones (1961) there is some mistake in the identity of the larval and juvenile stages worked out by Vijayaraghavan (op. cit.) and Kuthalingam (op. cit.) and so the food and feeding habits attributed to the larvae and juveniles by them cannot be taken as pertaining to those species. The present study was undertaken with a view to obtain preliminary information on the food preferences of juveniles of S. commerson and S. guttatus.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:food: juveniles: Scomberomorus commerson; Seerfish; Vizhingam; Kerala; India
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Scombridae
Demersal Fishes > Seerfishes
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2421
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 17:34
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