Morphometry, length-weight relationship and food and feeding habits of Otolithoides biauritus (Cantor, 1850) of Bombay waters

Manojkumar, P P and Acharya, P (1990) Morphometry, length-weight relationship and food and feeding habits of Otolithoides biauritus (Cantor, 1850) of Bombay waters. Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association, 20 . pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

Thirteen morphometric and seven meristic characters, length-weight relationship and food & feeding habits of Ololithoides biauriJus of Bombay coast were studied. Compared morphometric characters revealed positive allometric growth and high correlation er'ranging 0.898 - 0.996) between each other. Meristic characters were observed to be ByU' DI 8.10, D2 27-31, P 17·20, V 5-7 and A 7·10. Number of gill rackerson the firstleft gillarcb ranged from 15 to 19. Length.weight relationship for both sexes together worked out to be W = 0.026, L2.646 • The species is a predator, feeding mainly 00 motile Aceles, small fish aud Loligo in order of preference.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Morphometry; length-weight relationship; food and feeding habit; Otolithoides biauritus; Bombay waters
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:8793
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:18 Nov 2011 17:21
Last Modified:18 Nov 2011 17:22

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