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Aspects of the biology of the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from the south-west coast of India

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Akhilesh, KV and Bineesh, KK and White, WT and Pillai, NGK, Aspects of the biology of the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from the south-west coast of India, Journal of Fish Biology, 81, (3) pp. 1138-1144. ISSN 0022-1112 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03379.x

Abstract

Biological data are presented for the pygmy ribbontail catshark Eridacnis radcliffei based on specimens collected from the by-catch of the commercial deep-sea shrimp trawl fishery operating in the Arabian Sea off the south-west coast of India. A total of 549 individuals, from 101 to 257 mm total length (LT) and 22 to 56 g, were collected. The LT at first maturity (LT50) of females and males was estimated at 183 and 170 mm, respectively, and analysis of stomach contents revealed that E. radcliffei feeds primarily on crustaceans.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Arabian Sea, diet, maturity, reproductive biology
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Population Ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:118991
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-10-23
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