Maturity and spawning of Secutor insidiator along the Kerala coast

Abraham, K J and Murty, V Sriramachandra and Joshi, K K (2011) Maturity and spawning of Secutor insidiator along the Kerala coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (2). pp. 178-183.


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The reproductive biology of Secutor insidiator (N=1546) was studied from samples collected along Kerala during October 1998-December 1999. A separate scale of five stages of maturity has been developed. Analysis of data on the ova of different stages of maturation in different length groups and months showed that spawning takes place in batches regularly at intervals after the juveniles undergo the process of maturation and reach ripe stage. The length at first maturity was estimated at 75 mm. This species has a protracted spawning season extending almost throughout the year.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maturity stages; silverbellies; length at maturity; spawning; fecundity; gonadosomatic index
Subjects: Fishery biology
Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology > age and growth
Demersal Fishes > Silverbellies
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 04:23
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51

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