Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 1 (january 2019) : 71-76

Gonadal Maturation and Histological observations of S. curvifrons in River Jhelum Kashmir

Sauliheen Qadri, Tasaduq H. Shah, M.H. Balkhi, Bilal A. Bhat, F.A. Bhat, A. M. Najar, Oyas A. Asmi, Iram Farooq, Syed Aalia
1Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Rangil, Ganderbal-190 006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Cite article:- Qadri Sauliheen, Shah H. Tasaduq, Balkhi M.H., Bhat A. Bilal, Bhat F.A., Najar M. A., Asmi A. Oyas, Farooq Iram, Aalia Syed (2018). Gonadal Maturation and Histological observations of S. curvifrons in River Jhelum Kashmir. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(1): 71-76. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3469.
The objective of the present study is to describe the phases of gonadal development and determine the spawning season of Schizothorax curvifrons in River Jhelum Kashmir. A total of 298 fish specimen were studied to analyse the gonadosomatic index and maturity stages of S. curvifrons. Five maturity stages namely Immature phase, Preparatory phase, Maturing phase, Ripe/spawning phase and Spent phase were observed in the gonads. Based on GSI values and gonadal conditions, April to June appears to be the spawning season for S. curvifrons.
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