2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Growth pattern of concertina fish, Drepane longimana (Perciformes: Drepaneidae) from Clifton beach, Pakistan
Author(s): Kashif Ayoub
Abstract: 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 | 1071 Views 185 Downloads
How to cite this article:
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.