Studies on the fishery, biology and population Dynamics of the whitefish Lactarius lactarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Along the Karnataka coast (TH 116)

Zacharia, P U (2003) Studies on the fishery, biology and population Dynamics of the whitefish Lactarius lactarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Along the Karnataka coast (TH 116). PhD thesis, Mangalore University, Karnataka.

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Abstract

The fish belonging to the Family lactariidae commonly called whitefish/false trevally/big-jawed jumper is represented by a single species Lactarius lactarius (Bloch and Schneider, 1801 ) and is widely distributed in Indian waters. Though, L. lactarius has high demand in coastal markets, there is no concerted study on the stocks and population structure from any of the Indian coasts. Hence, the present investigation was undertaken to study its biology, stock and population characteristics from Karnataka waters. The findings would help to evolve suitable management measures for the rational exploitation of the white fish resources olong the Kornataka coast. Data for the present study were collected from three major fish landing centres of Karnataka state viz., Mangalore, Malpe and Karwar during September 1997 -August 1999. Besides the key characters of the family lactariidae and the genus Lactarius, the species has been described in detail for easy identification based on the morphological, morphmetric and meristic characters.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Jayabalan, N
Uncontrolled Keywords:fishery biology; population Dynamics; whitefish; Lactarius lactarius; Karnataka coast
Subjects:Theses
Demersal Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7186
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:29 Jan 2011 15:26
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 14:15

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