Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 59 Issue 1

Biological aspects of the Sack fish, Neoepinnula orientalis from  southeastern Arabian Sea

N. Beni, U. Ganga and K. S. Sobhana

Biological aspects of Neoepinnula orientalis is reported based on samples collected from the by-catch landed by deep-sea trawlers at Cochin Fisheries Harbor. The estimated length at first maturity (Lm) of females was 195 mm and males 192 mm. Diet study indicated strongly carnivorous feeding habit dominated by fishes (55%), cephalopods (27%) and crustaceans (18%) occurring in deeper waters. Absolute fecundity ranged from 12,149 to 1, 54,556 with relative fecundity 737 eggs/g body weight and indicated a multiple spawning habit. 


Neoepinnula orientalis, diet, reproduction, life history

Date : 31-07-2017