International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Growth pattern of concertina fish, Drepane longimana (Perciformes: Drepaneidae) from Clifton beach, Pakistan
This study carried out to find the growth pattern in juvenile fishes of Drepane longimana
along the Clifton beach, Pakistan. The total of 128 small fishes were collected to evaluate the size frequency distribution, length-weight relationship (LWR), condition factor (K) and relative condition factor (Kn). The size frequency distribution shows the dominance of the smallest size class i.e
., 3.6-4.0cm. The value of coefficient b
obtained from the regression analysis of length-weight data, shows the negative allometric growth (b<3) in juveniles of Drepane longimana.
The condition factor and relative condition factor were estimated ranging from 2.14-3.53 and 0.83-1.34 respectively. Results of present investigations confirms that environmental conditions of Clifton beach were favorable for the growth of juveniles of Drepane longimana.
This is for the first time that, this sort of study is carried out for juvenile fishes of Drepane longimana
from Clifton beach, Pakistan.
Pages: 07-09 | 1637 Views 416 Downloads
Kashif Ayoub. Growth pattern of concertina fish, Drepane longimana (Perciformes: Drepaneidae) from Clifton beach, Pakistan. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(2):07-09.