Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 35 Issue 1&2

Mullet seed resources of Pichavaram mangrove, southeast coast of India.

V. S. Chandrasekharan and R. Natarajan

Observations on the abundance and distribution of juveniles of mullets Mugil cephalus and Liza spp. were made for a period of two years from April 1980 to March 1982. By using velon screen drag net and cast net 1934 seeds were collected.: Seeds of Mugil cephalus constituted 33.66% and Liza spp. 66.34%. Availability of seeds were found to be round the year with peaks of abundance during late monsoon, early postmonsoon and summer seasons. Salinity and water temperature were found to influence the temporal variations of seeds. A note on the potential mullet seed resources and scope for brackish water mullet culture in this region is appended.

Date : 31-10-1993