Demersal finfish resources of India

Sivakami, S (1998) Demersal finfish resources of India. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 25-28.


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Fish based on their depthwise distribution may be grouped mainly as pelagic and demersal, the former occupying surface waters and the latter the neretic areas in the continental shelf. Demersal fish though generally occupy the sea floor, feeding on the benthic organisms and detritus, perform vertical and horizontal migration in search of their feeding and breeding grounds. Most of them lay their eggs in the surface waters or in the intermediate depths. The eggs after their larval phase return to the bottom to lead a demersal life.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: finfish resources; India
Subjects: Demersal Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 23:58
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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