The food and feeding habits of Selaroides leptolepis (Cuvier and Valenciennes)

Tandon, K K (1960) The food and feeding habits of Selaroides leptolepis (Cuvier and Valenciennes). Current Science, 29 . pp. 62-63.



With a view to study the food and .feeding habits of Selaroides leptdds, a common carangid in Indian waters, stomachs of 1830 specimens collected from the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar were analysed by the Points and Occurrence methods. Examination of the stomach contents of S. leptolepis at different stages indicated that Acartia, Oithona, Decapod and molluscan larvae were favourite items of food in the lower size groups and as the fish grows Lucifer, Acetes, Mysids and fishes (mostly juvenile Anchoviella) became more and more important in the diet.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food; feeding habits; Selaroides leptolepis
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Demersal Fishes > Carangids
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:6102
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:09 Nov 2010 10:55
Last Modified:09 Nov 2010 10:55

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