Observations on the fecundity of Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forskal, 1775)

Das, Thakur and Sundaram, Sujit and Khandagale, P A and Mhatre, Vaibhav (2011) Observations on the fecundity of Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forskal, 1775). Fishing Chimes, 31 (8). pp. 28-29.



The resource is not targeted but is landed as a by-catch. However, when compared to 1960s and 1970s the landing of R. rijiddensis are very less indicating overfishing. As it is included as a Vulnerable (VU) one in the mCN Red list the fishes should be tlu'own back in to the sea, if alive, as a conservation measure. There is also a need to emphasise the need to conduct the detailed maturity and reproduction studies for better conservation practices. The observations in respect of the fecundity of this species in this contribution can be used as a baseline data for further studies on the reproductive biology of the fish which would help in formulating a conservation policy towards sustaining and conserving this species

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fecundity; Rhynchobatus djiddensis
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Ray fisheries
ID Code:8810
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:18 Jan 2012 16:50
Last Modified:05 Jun 2012 15:09

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