Sillaginid fishes of Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar with an account on the maturation and spawning of Indian sand whiting, Sillago sihama (Forsskal)*

Jayasankar, P (1991) Sillaginid fishes of Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar with an account on the maturation and spawning of Indian sand whiting, Sillago sihama (Forsskal)*. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 38 (1). pp. 13-25.

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Abstract

In the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar 6 specles of the famdy Slllagirudae occurred Sillago ISillagmopodys) chondropus. Sillago (Sillago) siharna, SiNago (Silfago) mdica, Siiiugo (Parasiliago) vlncenti, Sillago (Parasillago) argentlfascialu and Sillago (Parasillago) soringa A key to the ~ t i e ~ m f l ~ a l ~ o l ~ of these species is given and their morphometnc and menstlc characters ubuldted S ~chamat.h c most dominant sillaginid specles in this reglon, was a prolonged breeder The spawrung season of ths spc~lcs extended from July to February, wlth peak spawnmg actlvlty dunng July to November Lengths at flrs~ maturity of females and males were 179 and 159 mm respectively. Fecundity vaned from 6 956 LO 48 373 and showed high correlation with length, body welght and ovaxy welght of the fish Overall sex ratto indicated predominance of females. Length-related sex ratlo showed significant dominance Gf males till 170 mm and that of females above this length.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sillaginid fishes; Palk Bay; Gulf of Mannar; Sillago sihama
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:265
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:26 Mar 2010 12:06
Last Modified:26 Mar 2010 12:06

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