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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 1)
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Distribution and Abundance of Finfish Larvae along Bay of Bengal (South East Coast of India)

S. Azhagar, T. Anbalagan and N. Veerappan
Corresponding Author:  T. Anbalagan 

Key words:  Abundance, Distribution, Icthyoplankton, Physico-chemical parameter, , ,
Vol. 1 , (1): Page No: 14-17
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In the present study, the distribution and abundance of Ichtyoplankton was made in Kodiakkaari and Arukattuthurai of Vedaranyam coast, south east coast of India. Both the station occupies an important place in the fishing area of Tamilnadu. Monthly sampling of Icthyoplankton were made for one year (September 2006 to August 2007) covering a stretch of 30 km. The Ichthyoplankton at both station composed of family Scombridae, Mugilidae, Teraponidae, Lujanidae, Pomadasydae, Scianidae, Clupeidae, Carangidae, Latidae, Sphyraenidae, Engraulidae, Leiognathidae, Tetradentidae and Chirocentridae. A maximum density (76/10m3) of fin fish larvae was observed during summer followed by a secondary peak in postmonsoon season. In both the stations Teraponidae showed the major larval composition (15.27 and 14.05) and Tetraodontidae encountered lowest composition (3.05). Seasonal wise composition of Icthyoplankton refers that the abundance was maximum in manosoon (Pomacentridae 32.56 %) and minimum (Tetraodontidae 0.99%) in summer. Physicochemical parameters such as Temperature, pH, Salinity, Dissolved oxygen and Rainfall were also recorded from the stations in relation to the distribution and abundance of Icthyoplankton.
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S. Azhagar, T. Anbalagan and N. Veerappan, 2009. Distribution and Abundance of Finfish Larvae along Bay of Bengal (South East Coast of India).  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 1(1): Page No: 14-17.
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