The morphology of the alimentary tract in relation to food of platycephalids of Porto Novo Coast (Order: Scorpaeniformes)

Sivakumar, R and Ramaiyan, V (1987) The morphology of the alimentary tract in relation to food of platycephalids of Porto Novo Coast (Order: Scorpaeniformes). CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions I & II 1987, 44 (1). pp. 262-266.

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Abstract

The interrelationships between the morphology of the alimentary tract and the food and feeding habits in five species of flat heads (Order : Scorpaeniformes) of the family platycephalidae were studied The nature of teeth, gill rakers and the presence or absence of pyloric appendices were noted Based on the shape and relative lengths of different parts of the alimentary tract and the types of food concerned the fishes ware grouped into, ( I I fish feeders and (2) Crustacean feeders. Qualitative analysis of the food of the five species of flat heads viz- (1) Platycephalus indiCUS, (2) Sorsogona tuberculata, (3) Thysanophrys carbunculus, (4) Grammoph'tes scaber and (6) Suggrundus rodericensis was also made and the results are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Morphology; alimentary tract; platycephalids; Porto Novo Coast; Scorpaeniformes
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Biochemical Study
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:2916
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 10:42
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 10:42

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