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Dr. Santosh Pawar 


 Original Research


Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2015; 3(3):205-209 |  Available online, October 10, 2015

Preliminary investigation for first time on blue snapper Pagrus spinifer (Forsshal, 1775) of Mithbav Creek of South konkan, sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India.


Yeragi SS* and Yeragi SG

Department of Zoology, K. J. Somaiya College of Science and commerce, Vidyavihar,

Mumbai- 400 077. India.

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Received: 11.07.2015   |   Accepted: 18.08.2015   |   Published : 10.10.2015

Blue snapper, Pagrus, spinifer is habitant of Mithbav creek (L.160 20’ N.L.170 25’ E) Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, so far there is no work carried out in India. It is commercially and high prized fish available throughout the seasons. It is always found in school condition except in mansoon. It is carnivorous and benthic feeder. It feeds on crustacean, fish, clams, even on human faeces.  It is found in deep water lined with rocky-regions. Snapper spawn is observed during the month of May-June with cloudy atmospheric condition in rocky region. The Juvenile can be found around inlets bays and other shallow, sheltered marine water, often over mud-flat. The coastal natives popularly call as ‘palu’.


Keywords: Palu, snapper, Mithbav.


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Yeragi SS and Yeragi SG (2015) Preliminary investigation for first time on blue snapper Pagrus spinifer (Forsshal, 1775) of Mithbav creek of south konkan, sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India. Int. J. of Life Sciences, 3(3): 205-209.


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