Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 3 (june 2017) : 453-458

Morphometrics and length-weight relationship of Schizothorax curvifrons Heckel 1838 in River Jhelum, Kashmir, India

Sauliheen Qadri, Tasaduq H. Shah*, M. H. Balkhi, Bilal A. Bhat, F. A. Bhat, A. M. Najar, Oyas A. Asmi, Iram Farooq, Syed Alia
1<p>Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, &nbsp;Rangil, Ganderbal &ndash; 190 006, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India.</p>
Cite article:- Qadri Sauliheen, Shah* H. Tasaduq, Balkhi H. M., Bhat A. Bilal, Bhat A. F., Najar M. A., Asmi A. Oyas, Farooq Iram, Alia Syed (2016). Morphometrics and length-weight relationship of Schizothoraxcurvifrons Heckel 1838 in River Jhelum, Kashmir, India . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(3): 453-458. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0i0f.3787.

Schizothorax curvifrons, an indigenous cyprinid fish of Kashmir, forms an important coldwater fishery resource of the valley. This study was aimed to describe the morphometrics and length-weight relationship of S. curvifrons in River Jhelum Kashmir. The various morphometric characters showed high co-efficient of correlation (r) values, indicating that the characters were highly correlated to each other. The length-weight relationship was established logarithmically as Log W = -3.9323 + 2.5863 Log L (r2=0.746) for males, Log W = -4.1708 + 2.6852 (r2=0.745) Log L for females and Log W = -3.9975 + 2.6138 Log L (r2=0.746) for pooled data. The b value (2.6138) was found to be significantly different from 3 indicating negative allometric growth. 

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