Observations on the food and feeding habits of the eel, Muraenesox cinereus (Forskal) from Porto Novo

Devadoss, P and Pillai, P K Mahadevan (1979) Observations on the food and feeding habits of the eel, Muraenesox cinereus (Forskal) from Porto Novo. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 26 (1&2). pp. 244-246.

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Abstract

Feeding in Muraenesox cinereus was studied from the catches of hooks and line fishing operations from^ the catamarans. This fish is a carnivore and largely piscivorous, feeding on the pelagic, demersal and bottom living organisms. Cannibalistic tendency is noticed. Pelagic fishes like the mackerel and the clupeids are found mostly preferred.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food and feeding habits; eel; Muraenesox cinereus; Porto Novo
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Eels
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/706

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