Maturation and Spawning in Ribbon Fish Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1829) from Karwar Water, Karnataka, India

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Sangita R. Kudale/ Jadhav, J. L. Rathod, Yadav Rupesh B.


The development of fisheries essentially depends upon the knowledge of the biology of the local fish in India. The success or failure of any fishery is largely dependent on the reproductive potential of the concerned species through its longevity in the biosphere. The information on the maturation cycles, spawning behavior, and size at maturity have very much importance in fishery management. Ribbon fish fishery has emerged as one of the leading pelagic fisheries on the west coast. Ribbon fish belongs to the family Trichiuridae. A total of nine species of Ribbon fish have been reported from Indian waters (Rizvi et. al. 2010). Among these T. lepturus and L. savala dominates in the Karwar waters. Those are mostly caught in trawl catches as side catch. During the present study, the Maturation and spawning aspects of ribbon fish Lepturacanthus savala were studied.



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Sangita R. Kudale/ Jadhav, J. L. Rathod, Yadav Rupesh B.