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|Title:||Food and feeding habits of oil sardine Sardinella longiceps from Ratnagiri coast off Maharashtra India|
|Authors:||Shah, Tasaduq H.|
|Keywords:||Diatoms;Oil sardine;Sardinella longiceps;Ratnagiri;Index of relative importance|
|Abstract:||The food of oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps caught off Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, was studied using 917 specimens obtained randomly from commercial catches. The fish was found to be predominantly a plankton feeder, consuming diatoms, dinoflagellates, zooplankton, blue-green algae, and unrecognizable matter. Diatoms formed the most important group followed by zooplankton and dinoflagellates. Unrecognizable matter comprising mud, fish scales and detritus were observed in the stomach contents throughout the year.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.48(03) [March 2019]|
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