RESEARCH ARTICLES

FOOD HABITS AND BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE STRIPED BARRACUDA, Sphyraena jello Cuv. (Perciformes, Sphyraenidae) OF COCHIN REGION
K.J. Krishnadas and J. Rajasekharan Nair

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1994. 25:72-79.

Copyright: © 1994 K.J. Krishnadas et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

 



Abstract


Food habits and breeding biology of the commercially important but lesser studied barracuda, Shyreana jello Cuv., of Cochin region is detailed in the present paper. S. jello is found to be a typical predator and a predominant piscivore. The species feeds on small pelagic and mid-water shoaling fishes like clupeids, anchovies, scads and silverbellies, occasionally consuming cephalopods.