Authors: KINATTUMKARA BINEESH, SEBASTINE MANJU, KALLIVALAPPIL AKHILESH, GOPALAKRISHNA PILLAI
Abstract: Sacura boulengeri (Heemstra, 1973) is a rare serranid fish (Subfamily: Anthiinae) having very disjunct distribution in the western Indian Ocean. The rarity of the species is evident from earlier reports and, so far, no related studies on the species have been published except on taxonomy and distributional records. In the present investigation, the length-weight relationship of Sacura boulengeri was estimated to be W = 0.0777 × L2.690 (with 95% confidence intervals for b and r2). An analysis of the stomach contents revealed that sergestid shrimps and copepods were the major food items of the diet.
Keywords: Length-weight relationship, Anthiinae, Sacura boulengeri, Indian waters
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