Maturity and spawning of the cat fish Tachysurus thalassinus (Ruppel) off Waltair coast

Mojumder, P (1978) Maturity and spawning of the cat fish Tachysurus thalassinus (Ruppel) off Waltair coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 25 (1&2). pp. 109-121.

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Abstract

Tacliyswus thatassinus breeds once a year, during April to August, with peak period between May and July. The fish probably breeds in deep offshore waters which are not fished regularly at present. The average length at first maturity is 36 cm. The sexes are equally distributed in the commercial catch. Fecundity (total number of mature eggs per female) varies between 25 and 42. Parental care is exhibited by males.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fish spawning; cat fish; Tachysurus thalassinus; Waltair coast
Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Cat Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 08:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/749

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