Occurrence of Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 at Mumbai, Maharashtra

Sundaram, Sujit and Sarang, J D (2011) Occurrence of Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service (210). pp. 16-17.


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Octopuses popularly called as ‘devilfish’ are caught mainly as bycatch in the bottom trawl. Due to the growing demand for octopus in the international market, octopus fishery is catching up in Maharashtra. The main fish landing centres for octopus in Mumbai are New Ferry Wharf and Sassoon Dock. Octopuses contribute 3.6% towards the total cephalopod catch in Mumbai. Ommen (1971, 1977) identified many new species of octopus along the west coast of India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Octopus vulgaris Cuvier; Mumbai; Maharashtra
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 07:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9145

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