International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2014, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part B
Feeding biology of ribbonfish, Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1929) off Ratnagiri coast, MaharashtraAuthor(s):
Pallavi K. Pakhmode and Swapnaja A. MohiteAbstract:
Lepturacanthus savala is a highly carnivore fish, feeding mainly on fish, crustaceans and cephalopods etc. Fishes were observed to form important food item and were mainly recorded in L. Savala of the size group 30-40 cm to 60-70 cm. Cannibalism had also been recorded by the presence of juvenile ribbonfishes in the guts of bigger L. Savala. Index of fullness showed a peak in September (280.98) but it was low during April (83.24) and November (122.93) suggesting probable cessation of feeding during spawning season. The period of low digested matter and empty guts coincided with the two spawning peaks, suggesting that the fish preferred not to feed during the spawning months.Pages: 123-129 | 747 Views 8 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Pallavi K. Pakhmode and Swapnaja A. Mohite. Feeding biology of ribbonfish, Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1929) off Ratnagiri coast, Maharashtra. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2014; 1(3): 123-129.