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

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0i0f.3787    | Article Id: B-3145 | Page : 453-458
Citation :- Morphometrics and length-weight relationship of Schizothoraxcurvifrons Heckel 1838 in River Jhelum, Kashmir, India .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2017.(51):453-458

Sauliheen Qadri, Tasaduq H. Shah*, M. H. Balkhi, Bilal A. Bhat, F. A. Bhat, A. M. Najar, Oyas A. Asmi, Iram Farooq and Syed Alia

tasaduqs@gmail.com
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Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir,  Rangil, Ganderbal – 190 006, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Submitted Date : 20-11-2015
Accepted Date : 1-06-2016

Abstract

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. 

Keywords

Jhelum Length-weight relationship Morphometrics Schizothorax curvifrons.

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