Feeding ecology and nursery of marine larval fishes

Roushon Ara, Aziz Arshad, S. M N Amin, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, M. Aminur Rahman

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Abstract

Larval stage of marine fishes, habitat characteristics, nursery and feeding ecology has been discussed in this review. Identification of fish larvae is difficult and that is why limited research is available on biology of fish larvae in the Indo-Pacific coastal region. Estuaries play a vital role in energy transfer between a river and a sea, which is especially important for many commercial coastal fishes whose larvae and juveniles are dependent on the estuary as a nursery and feeding grounds. Many coral reef fish species use mangrove and seagrass beds as nursery habitats. Diet composition of the family Clupeidae were made up of seven major categories to include phytoplankton, plant-like matter, debris, fragment of copepod, algae and unidentified food items. The most predominant food item in the gut of clupeids was phytoplankton (82.53%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-274
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Marine Biology
Nurseries
fish larvae
Fishes
ecology
algae
Larva
estuaries
Phytoplankton
Estuaries
phytoplankton
fish
Clupeidae
Ecosystem
energy transfer
habitats
marine fish
coral reefs
Coral Reefs
Copepoda

Keywords

  • Feeding ecology
  • Habitat characteristics
  • Larval fish
  • Phytoplankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Ara, R., Arshad, A., Amin, S. M. N., Abd. Ghaffar, M., & Rahman, M. A. (2013). Feeding ecology and nursery of marine larval fishes. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8(2), 266-274. https://doi.org/10.3923/ajava.2013.266.274

Feeding ecology and nursery of marine larval fishes. / Ara, Roushon; Arshad, Aziz; Amin, S. M N; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Rahman, M. Aminur.

In: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2013, p. 266-274.

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Ara, R, Arshad, A, Amin, SMN, Abd. Ghaffar, M & Rahman, MA 2013, 'Feeding ecology and nursery of marine larval fishes', Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 266-274. https://doi.org/10.3923/ajava.2013.266.274
Ara, Roushon ; Arshad, Aziz ; Amin, S. M N ; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan ; Rahman, M. Aminur. / Feeding ecology and nursery of marine larval fishes. In: Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 266-274.
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