Studies on the spawning biology of the Trenched sardine, Sardinella sirm (Walbaum), from Vizhinjam, south-west coast of India

Lazarus, S (1990) Studies on the spawning biology of the Trenched sardine, Sardinella sirm (Walbaum), from Vizhinjam, south-west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 37 (4). pp. 335-346.

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Abstract

Development of ova to maturity and the duration and frequency of spawning indicated that Sardinella sirm would spawn not only in spurts but also nonsynchronically. Presence of more than two distinct batches of ova in the ovaries indicated that the fish spawns twice in a season. The spawning season extended from December to February off Vizhinjam. Females attained maturity at a larger size than males. The minimum size at first maturity was found to be 175-179 mm for males and 180 -184 mm for females. The overall sex-ratio was unequal and females predominated from 105 mm size onwards. Fecundity showed a wide range of variation from 21.5 to 132.9 thousands. The spawning migration of the fish towards the inshore waters off Vizhinjam was observed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fish biology; Spawning; Trenched sardine; Sardinella sirm; Vizhinjam
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:301
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:29 Mar 2010 16:07
Last Modified:29 Mar 2010 16:07

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