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