Relationship between body size and certain breeding behavior in selected species of Elasmobranchs off Mumbai

Raje, S G and Thakurdas, and Sundaram, Sujit (2012) Relationship between body size and certain breeding behavior in selected species of Elasmobranchs off Mumbai. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India, 54 (2). pp. 85-89.

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    Abstract

    Social organization in elasmobranchs is complex and poorly understood. In India, no specific studies on the behaviour of this resource have been published. Breeding behavior in six species of sharks, two species of skates and three species of rays were deduced from length frequency data in relation to body size and sex. The species of sharks investigated are Scoliodon laticaudus, Rhizoprionodon acutus, Carcharhinus macloti, Carcharhinus sorrah, Carcharhinus limbatus, Loxodon macrorhinus and Sphyrna lewini. The species of skates observed were Rhinobatos annandalei and Rhyncobatus djiddensis and rays were Himantura imbricata, Himantura alcockii and Gymnura japonica. Based on the present observations mating areas, pupping and nursery grounds for juveniles, segregation and aggregation of adults were recorded.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Elasmobranchs; nursery grounds; mating congregation; Mumbai
    Subjects: Fishery biology
    Elasmobranch Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:28
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9307

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