Predators of non-penaeid prawns of Mumbai coast

Deshmukh, V D (2007) Predators of non-penaeid prawns of Mumbai coast. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 104 (3). pp. 266-274.


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Non-penaeid prawns, Acetes spp., Nematopalaemon temipes and Exhippolysmata ensirostris were found to be important forage organisms of fishes occurring along the Mumbai coast. Their predators have been enlisted from the investigations carried out by various workers in the region and degree of their predation quantified. Of the 79 species of commercially important fishes. cephalopods and crustaceans, 97.4% predated on non-penaeid prawns. Acetes spp. was the food of 92.4%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-penaeid prawns; food; predators; commercial fisheries; Mumbai coast; prey-predator relationship
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 06:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:36

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