Studies on the biology of Hemirhamphus marginatus (Forskal) (Hemirhamphidae—Pisces)

Talwar, P K (1967) Studies on the biology of Hemirhamphus marginatus (Forskal) (Hemirhamphidae—Pisces). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 9 (1). pp. 61-69.


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    Investigations on the biology of the common species of hemirhamphids in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay was initiated in 1957. The biology of Hyporhamphus georgii (C.V.) has already been dealt with (Talwar, 1962b) and an account of the food and feeding habits of Hemirhamphus marginatus (Forskal) has been discussed in a separate contribution (Talwar, 1962a). Observations on the biology of H. marginatus in the Mandapam area during the period January 1957 to Jahuary 1959 and the results obtained are presented in the following account. The species contributes to a seasonal fishery in the Gulf of Mannar for about three months viz., November to January. The Appathivu and Baliyanathivu C thivu' in Tamil means an island)—Lat. 9°5' N. Long. 78°, 45'-50' E.) arethe taain fish-landing centres. The shore seine accounts for most of the catches.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemirhamphus marginatus; Forskal
    Subjects: CMFRI
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
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    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 10:51
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