On some aspects of biology of Priacanthus macracanthus (Cuvier)

Rao, T Appa (1984) On some aspects of biology of Priacanthus macracanthus (Cuvier). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 31 (3). pp. 380-382.


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Analysis of stomach contents of Priacanthus macracanthus revealed that crustaceans and toleosts are the chief constiuents of food; Penaeus sp, Metapenaeus sp and Solenocera sp being the most important items. From frequency distributions of intraovarian eggs, spawning period seems to be from November to January. The ratio between males and females is not constant. Size frequency distribution showed that the species grows at the rate of 10 mm per month.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fish biology; Priacanthus macracanthus
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 01 May 2010 08:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/465

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