Balu, S (2004) Studies on the Leptocephali of Deep Scattering Layer (DSL) of the south west coast of India (TH 125). PhD thesis, Karnataka University PG & Research Centre, Karwar.
The Deep Scattering Layer (DSL) is very rich 10 the quantitative abundance of micro and macro nekton. Leptocephali formed one of the major groups in the total nektolllc biomass of the samples collected from the Arabian Sea. It constituted to about 7.5% of the total fish biomass in the DSL of the EEZ of India (Menon, 1990). The leptocephali were represented mainly by 8 genera viz. Urocollger, Ariosollla. OphislIrlis. Ophichthus. Phaellolllollas, GYlIlliolhorax. UropterygillS. Allarchias. 2 species (Urocollger leptllnts and COligrelllls allago) and some unidentified types bclongmg to five families VIZ. Congridae. Ophichthidae, Muraenidae, Nenllchthyidae, and Synaphobranchidae.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Leptocephali; Eel; Deep Scattering Layer; DSL; south west coast|
|Subjects:||Demersal Fishes > Eels|
Oceanography > Deep Scattering Layer
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2011 15:58|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2011 15:59|
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