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Observations on the Indian short-finned eel\ud Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland caught for the\ud First time at sea during spawning migration

By K Dorairaj and G Nandakumar

Abstract

One migrant Indian short-finned female silver-eel, Anguilla bicolor bicolor\ud McClelland, measuring 866 mm in total length and 1150 g in weight, caught alive\ud for the first time from the inshore area off Karwar in July 1980, is recorded.\ud Salient morphological, morphometric and gonadal characteristics of the migrant\ud eel, compared with those of non-migrant and partially spawned female eels, confirmed\ud that the eel was in a maturing stage and was on its way to oceanic spawning\ud ground

Topics: Demersal Fisheries
Publisher: CMFRI/ICAR
Year: 1982
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.cmfri.org.in:525

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