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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2014, Vol. 1 Issue 3, Part A

Age, growth and length-weight relationship of Cirrhinus mrigala from pong reservoir, Himachal Pradesh, India

Author(s):

Anika Parmar, Narinder Pal Bhatia

Abstract:
Age and growth of Cirrhinus mrigala from Pong reservoir of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh was studied by using scale method. Length-weight relationship was analyzed by using Le Cren’s equation W=aLn which was further transformed into Log W=log a+n log L. In the present study, Log W was found to be -0.401745082 L3.2848. Linear relationship with a high degree of correlation was observed between total length and lateral scale radius. Six age classes (3-8) were reported in the present study. Maximum numbers of specimens were reported in the age class 4. The data on growth characteristics revealed that age class 4 is more vulnerable in the catch. Annual increment (h) and index of species average size (ǾL) were also calculated from the data.
Relationship between total length-weight of C. mrigala. Total length (cm) along abscissa and weight (gm) along ordinate
Fig. 1: Relationship between total length-weight of C. mrigala. Total length (cm) along abscissa and weight (gm) along ordinate

Pages: 11-17  |  1156 Views  64 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Anika Parmar, Narinder Pal Bhatia. Age, growth and length-weight relationship of Cirrhinus mrigala from pong reservoir, Himachal Pradesh, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2014;1(3):11-17.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies