Observations on the distribution of leptocephali of the EEZ of India

James, P S B R and Prabha Devi, L (1990) Observations on the distribution of leptocephali of the EEZ of India. In: Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 5-7 June 1989, Kochi.


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Isaacs-Kidd Midwater Trawl samples form the Deep Scattering Layers (DSL) collected during FORV Sagar Sampada cruises 1-20 were analyzed. A total of 6,000 leptocephali of various size classes were sorted out form 255 samples. The spatial distribution of leptocephali based on these observations showed that species compositon as well as abundance were maximum on the west coast, between Goa and Cochin, beyond 1000 meters line. The distribution of larvae coincided very well with the depth of DSL and no regular seasonality was noticed. The total length of the leptocephali varied from 2 to 70 cm for different stages of metamorphosis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: distribution; leptocephali; EEZ of India
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Eels
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2010 08:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5187

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