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REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF MULLET,VALAMUGIL BUCHANANI FROM MULKY ESTUARY OFF ARABIAN SEA, DAKSHINA KANNADA, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976–0555.2014.00452.X    | Article Id: B-2590 | Page : 336-343
Citation :- REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF MULLET,VALAMUGIL BUCHANANI FROM MULKY ESTUARY OFF ARABIAN SEA, DAKSHINA KANNADA, India.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2014.(48):336-343
Mridula Rajesh*, K.M. Rajesh1 and Kamalesh Panda mridularajesh789@yahoo.co.in
Address : Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore- 575 002, India

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out on reproductive biology of commercially important mullet (Valamugil buchanani) from the Mulky estuary of Dakshina Kannada coast during the period November, 2008 to October, 2009.The species spawned only once a year over a prolonged period extending from August to January with a peak in November to December. The female attained first maturity at 177 cm while the male at 181 cm. Male always recorded lower values of Gonado – Somatic Index (G.S.I.) and is significantly (P

Keywords

Dakshina Kannada Mullet Reproductive biology Valamugil buchanani.

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