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

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3469    | Article Id: B-3469 | Page : 71-76
Citation :- Gonadal Maturation and Histological observations of S. curvifrons in River Jhelum Kashmir.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):71-76
Sauliheen Qadri, Tasaduq H. Shah, M.H. Balkhi, Bilal A. Bhat, F.A. Bhat, A. M. Najar, Oyas A. Asmi, Iram Farooq and Syed Aalia tasaduqs@gmail.com
Address : Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Rangil, Ganderbal-190 006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Submitted Date : 21-07-2017
Accepted Date : 22-02-2018

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Gonads GSI Kashmir Maturity stages River Jhelum Spawning season.

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