Observations on the Food and Feeding Habits of the Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) from Minicoy, Lakshadweep

Sivadas, M and Anasu Koya, A (1990) Observations on the Food and Feeding Habits of the Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus) from Minicoy, Lakshadweep. Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum Proceedings . pp. 5-7.

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Abstract

The food and feeding habits of the skipjack tuna based on the data for the period 1993-96 is given here. Fishes, Cephalopod and crustaceans formed the main food items. Among fishes. Der.u/~lerri.ss p. is the dominant species found almost throughout the year. Cephalopod is fully comprised by squid. In prawns, Thula.s.socari.s sp. was seen during June-August and Lrl,tochela sp. during October-December. But in general empty condition dominated. The feeding habits in relation to the catch is discussed in addition to the comparison of the present observation with the earlier studies from here.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food; Feeding Habits; Skipjack Tuna; Katsuwonus pelamis; Minicoy; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Food and Feeding
Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:6239
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:15 Nov 2010 16:55
Last Modified:11 May 2012 10:50

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