Preliminary study on the length-weight relationship of Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973) from Indian waters

Bineesh, K K and Sebastine, Manju and Akhilesh, K V and Pillai, N G K (2012) Preliminary study on the length-weight relationship of Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973) from Indian waters. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 36 (2). pp. 267-270.

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Abstract

Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973) is a rare serranid fish (Subfamily: Anthiinae) having very distinct distribution in the western Indian Ocean. The rarity of the species is evident from earlier reports and, so far, no related studies on the species have been published except on taxonomy and distributional records. In the present investigation, the length-weight relationship of Sacura boulengeri was estimated to be W = 0.0777 × L2.690 (with 95% confidence intervals for b and r2). An analysis of the stomach contents revealed that sergestid shrimps and copepods were the major food items of the diet.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Length-weight relationship; Anthiinae; Sacura boulengeri; Indian waters
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries
Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology > age and growth
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:5721
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 15:52
Last Modified:12 Jun 2012 11:33

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