The Biology of the Mullets (Pisces: Mugilidae) of the Kenyan Coast pdf

Sigana Dorcus: The Biology of the Mullets (Pisces: Mugilidae) of the Kenyan Coast

The Biology of the Mullets (Pisces: Mugilidae) of the Kenyan Coast


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Mullets form a major component of the marine pelagic fishery in Kenya. They are mainly landed by artisanal fishers who operate within the territorial waters. Harvesting is mainly by the use of gill and cast nets. They are phytophagous, are estuarine dependent, hence provide food & income for fishers. They also form part of the marine food chain by being consumed by piscivorous fishes and birds. In some parts of the world, they are cultured in ponds within the mangroves. This book is the result of the study of the mullets of Kilifi creek where four sampling sites in the northern arm and other four sampling sites in the southern arm were chosen. Emphasis of the book is on Fishery species composition of Kilifi creek, Mugilidae species composition, growth parameters and reproductive biology which includes sex ratios, maturity stages, minimum size at sexual maturity, Gonadosomatic index and fecundity.


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Author: Sigana Dorcus
Number of Pages: 212 pages
Published Date: 23 Jul 2013
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9783659382802
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