Studies on the Leptocephali of Deep Scattering Layer (DSL) of the south west coast of India (TH 125)

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.

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Abstract

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)
Supervisor(s):Neelakandan, Kusuma
Uncontrolled Keywords:Leptocephali; Eel; Deep Scattering Layer; DSL; south west coast
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Eels
Theses
Oceanography > Deep Scattering Layer
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7218
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 15:58
Last Modified:31 Jan 2011 15:59

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