Some aspects of biology of Octopus defilippi Verany, 1851 from the northwest coast of India

Sundaram, Sujit and Deshmukh, V D (2010) Some aspects of biology of Octopus defilippi Verany, 1851 from the northwest coast of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 52 (1). pp. 89-91.

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Abstract

‘Lilliput longarm octopus’, Octopus defilippi Verany, 1851 has been reported for the first time from Mumbai waters, northwest coast of India. This species was observed in trawl catches off Mumbai during March-June from 2007 onwards and the dorsal mantle length (DML) ranged between 52 and 99 mm. The left arm ratio is 3>2>4>1 and the right arm ratio is 2>4>1>3. Relationship between DML and total body weight (TBW) was TBW = 0.01361 * DML 1.83443. Fish formed the major food item with 93.3% and 70.6% of individuals in the samples in mature condition.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Octopus defilippi; Lilliput longarm octopus; Mumbai
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:5840
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 16:51
Last Modified:29 Oct 2010 16:51

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