FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF PENNAHIA MACROPHTHALMUS BLEEKER AT VISAKHAPATNAM


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  • T Appa Rao Waltair Research Centre of CMFR Institute, Waltair.

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The food and feeding habits of Pennahia macrophthalmus Bleeker, a
sciaenid occurring in the trawl catches at Visakhapatnam, wis studied during the
period March 1%8-Decem'b2r 1973. P. macrophthalmus is a macrbphagous carnivore
feeding on teleosts and prawns. Among the teleosts, Bregmaceros macclellandi
and Anchoviella sp. are predominant. Prawns namely Penaeus s:pL, Metapenaeus
sp., Acetes sp. are found to be major components among the crustaceans. Study of
food in relation to different size groups showed P. macrophthalmus became more
icthyophagous w^th age. Low feeding between February-April, moderate feeding
between May-July and high feeding during the rest of the months seemed to prevail

Author Biography

  • T Appa Rao, Waltair Research Centre of CMFR Institute, Waltair.
    Waltair Research Centre of CMFR Institute, Waltair.

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Rao, T. A. (2011). FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF PENNAHIA MACROPHTHALMUS BLEEKER AT VISAKHAPATNAM. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27(1 & 2), 61-65. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/11979