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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2019; 7(1): 43-50      |                   Available online, March 28, 2019

Species diversity and basic biology of Squids from Maharashtra waters, northwest coast of India

Sujit Sundaram1 and Sushant Mane2

 

1Mumbai Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 2nd Floor, C.I.F.E old campus, Fisheries University road, Seven Bunglows, Versova, Mumbai - 400 061, Maharashtra, India.(Retd.)

2 Department of Zoology, Wilson College, Chowpaty, Mumbai-400 007, Maharashtra, India.

  Email- sujitsundaram@hotmail.com

 

Received : 07.01.2019   |   Accepted : 12.02.2019   |   Published : 28.03.2019

Squid diversity was studied from Maharashtra waters during the period January 2000 - December 2017. Seven species were identified and they are Uroteuthis (Photololigo) duvauceli Orbigny, 1848; Uroteuthis (Photololigo) edulis Hoyle, 1885; Loliolus (Loliolus) hardwickei (Goodrich, 1886); Uroteuthis (Photololigo) singhalensis  Ortmann, 1891; Onychoteuthis banksii (Leach, 1817); Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 and Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis (Lesson, 1830). The estimated annual catch of squids by trawlers (all species combined) for the period 2000-2017 from NFW showed an increasing trend and the landings ranged from 1299.5 t (2002) to a peak of 8477 t (2017) and the corresponding catch rate ranged from 0.941 kg/hr (2002) to 3.966 kg/hr (2017).


Key words: Squids, Biodiversity, Biology, Fishery, Maharashtra.

  

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Sujit Sundaram and Sushant Mane (2019) Species diversity and basic biology of Squids from Maharashtra waters, northwest coast of India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 7(1): 43-50.

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Acknowledgements

The author is thankful to Dr. K. S. Mohamed, Principal Scientist and Head, Molluscan Fisheries Division, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi and Dr. V. D. Deshmukh, Principal Scientist and Scientist-in-Charge, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mumbai.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2019 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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