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Observations on the food and feeding habits of the eel,\ud Muraenesox cinereus (Forskal) from Porto Novo

By P Devadoss and P K Mahadevan Pillai

Abstract

Feeding in Muraenesox cinereus was studied from the catches of hooks and\ud line fishing operations from^ the catamarans. This fish is a carnivore and largely\ud piscivorous, feeding on the pelagic, demersal and bottom living organisms. Cannibalistic\ud tendency is noticed. Pelagic fishes like the mackerel and the clupeids are\ud found mostly preferred

Topics: Eels
Publisher: CMFRI/ICAR
Year: 1979
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.cmfri.org.in:706

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