Some biological aspects of two species of Barracudas from the South West coast of India

Premalatha, P and Manojkumar, P P (1990) Some biological aspects of two species of Barracudas from the South West coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 37 (4). pp. 289-295.

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Abstract

Two species of barracudas viz. Sphyraena obt usa ta and S. je/lo are commonl y caught fr?m the coastal waters of the southwest coast of India. The fishing season extends from October to May WIth two peaks; one in November and the otherinMarch which is closely associated with the breeding habits. Theiriength- weight studies showed differential growth in male and female. Analysis of stomach contents indicated that they are highly predatory fishes feeding mainly on other pelagic species. The barracudas have an extended spawning period with high fecundity rate.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:biological aspects; Barracuda; South West coast; India
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:8795
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:18 Nov 2011 17:23
Last Modified:18 Nov 2011 17:23

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