FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF JOHNIEOPS SINA (CUVIER)


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  • K V Somasekharan Nair Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Centre, Kozhikode.

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The stomach contents of juvenile and adult Johnieops sina from the
inshore fishing grounds off Calicut show no period of active feeding either in the
juveniles or in the adults. In the food of juvenile, planfctonic forms dominated;
copepods being most predominant. The adult is carnivorous; fishes ranked first in
the food followed by prawns, polychaetes, amphipods, squilla sp. and a variety of
other organisms living at or near the bottom. The differences in the food composition
between juveniles and adults suggest the two different habitats of the fish
in the two stages.

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K V Somasekharan Nair, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Centre, Kozhikode.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Centre, Kozhikode.

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Nair, K. V. S. (2011). FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF JOHNIEOPS SINA (CUVIER). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27(1 & 2), 24–33. Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/11976

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