Studies on the Mysidacea of the Indian coasts

Naomi, T S (2000) Studies on the Mysidacea of the Indian coasts. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, pp. 99-108.

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Abstract

The available literature on the mysidacea of the Indian waters centred mainly around the taxonomic and systematic aspects rather than or. the other facets of their biology or life history. A rich and varied m:jsid fauna exist in the littoral and shallow areas of the seas around India. Reports on the abundance of mysid population of the Indian seas reveal a greater concentration (74%) in the night-time collections indicating diel migrations, characteristic of the fauna. Thi? population density was high during the postmonsoon (October-January) in the shelf waters and during the premonsoon (February-May) in the oceanic region in the northwestern Arabian sea. In general, the oceanic area off Veraval, Cape Coniorin and the northern neritic area off Cochin are delineated as densely populated zones. Higher numbers (150-450/lOOm^) are reported to occur in the inshore waters of Cochin during the south west monsoon. In the Bay of Bengal the population of mysids occurred throughout the year ever, in the deeper layers beyond 200m. The predominance was prominent (63%) during the premonsoon and to lesser extent (23%) \n the northeast monsoon seasons in the neritic area. In the northwestern Bay of Bengal and the Andaman-Nicobar islands ecosystem the mysidacea were present in larger numbers in the depth zone of 50-100m and 100 - 200m in the southwesten region.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mysidacea; Indian coasts; Cochin
Subjects:Marine Biology > Zooplanktons
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4207
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:51
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 11:51

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