Pati S., 1983. Observations on the biology and fishery of black pomfret Parastromateus niger (Bloch) from the Bay of Bengal. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 13 (1): 63-74.
The biology and fishery of black pomfret Parastromateus niger (Bloch) have been studied for the first time from the northern part of Bay of Bengal along the West Bengal-Orissa Coast. The fish is a carnivore feeding mainly on Acetes, copepods and jellyfishes. The spawning ground is located in the vast shallow continental shelf lying to the north of River Mahanadi along Orissa -West Bengal Coast. The size at first maturity is 28.0 cm SL in males and 30.0 cm SL for females. The sex ratio is close to one. The species contributes to nearly 4.0% f total drift gill-net catch at Chandipur.