Observations on the length-weight relationship and food and feeding habits of spade nose shark, Scoliodon laticaudus Muller and Henle

Devadoss, P (1989) Observations on the length-weight relationship and food and feeding habits of spade nose shark, Scoliodon laticaudus Muller and Henle. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 36 (2). pp. 169-174.

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Abstract

The length-weight relationship of Scx)liodon laticaudus was calculated for males and females separately since regression coefficients in respect of sexes were significant. This shark prefers to feed on prawns during the premonsoon and monsoon periods and on fishes during the postmonsoon period. A change in the feeding habit of the shark is seen when it attains adolescence. Starvation of females above 350 mm during pregnancy is also observed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Length-weight relationship; shark; Scoliodon laticaudus
Subjects:Elasmobranch Fisheries
Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:309
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:30 Mar 2010 11:58
Last Modified:30 Mar 2010 11:58

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