Aspects of the biology of the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from the south-west coast of India

Akhilesh, K V and Bineesh, K K and White, W T and Pillai, N G K (2012) Aspects of the biology of the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from the south-west coast of India. Journal Of Fish Biology (81). pp. 1138-1144.

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Abstract

Biological data are presented for the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei based on specimens collected from the by-catch of the commercial deep-sea shrimp trawl fishery operating in the Arabian Sea off the south-west coast of India. A total of 549 individuals, from 101 to 257 mm total length (LT) and 2·2 to 56 g, were collected. The LT at first maturity (LT50) of females and males was estimated at 183 and 170 mm, respectively, and analysis of stomach contents revealed that E. radcliffei feeds primarily on crustaceans

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Arabian Sea; diet; maturity; reproductive biology
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:9027
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 08:51
Last Modified:14 Sep 2012 08:51

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