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Title: Stomach content analysis of Cobia Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766) from North West coast of in India
Authors: Sajeevan, M.K.
Kurup, B. Madhusoodana
Keywords: Cobia feeding;Cobia fishery;Cobia guts contents;Seasonality in feeding
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The present study is an attempt to understand the composition of the gut contents of Cobia inhabiting in Indian waters. Eleven groups of marine organisms were found in the stomach of Cobia. Fishes dominated the gut contents of male cobia, whereas crabs dominated the guts of female Cobia. Results illustrated seasonal variation on the preferential food. Cobia mainly fed on the prey available in the ecosystem and this point towards the opportunistic feeding behavior of the species. Analysis on the variation of gut contents in different life history stages showed that the share of marine organisms other than fishes were more in the guts of juveniles than that of adults.
Page(s): 1631-1637
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(12) [December 2016]

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