Heavy landing of needle fish, Ablennes hians (Valenciennes,1846) at Sassoon dock, Maharashtra

Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Pawar, Nilesh and Bagade, Dhanasree and Jaokar, Amey (2013) Heavy landing of needle fish, Ablennes hians (Valenciennes,1846) at Sassoon dock, Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (218). pp. 18-19.


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    On 4th October, 2013 there was an unusual landing of needle fish, Ablennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846) by multiday purse seiners at Sassoon Dock (Fig.1). Approximately 8 tonnes of needle fish were landed by 16 purse seiners on the day. Such a heavy catch of needle fish is a rare phenomenon at Mumbai where these fish are landed only occasionally. These fishes are reef associated and highly pelagic. By observing the structural morphology of beak like jaws and teeth it appears that they are highly predaceous and feeds on smaller organisms.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy landing; needle fish; Ablennes hians; Sassoon dock; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 08:46
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:58
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9930

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