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Length–weight and length–length relationships of 10 small fish species from the Ganges, Bangladesh

Hossain, Md. Yeamin and Jasmine, Saleha and Md Ibrahim, Abu Hanif and Ahmed, Zoarder Faruque and Rahman, Mohammad Mustafizur and Ohtomi, Jun (2009) Length–weight and length–length relationships of 10 small fish species from the Ganges, Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25 (1). pp. 117-119. ISSN 0175-8659 (P), 1439-0426(O)

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Abstract

This study describes the length–weight (LWR) and length– length (LLR) relationships for ten small indigenous fish species from the lower part of the Ganges, Bangladesh, namely Ailia coila, Amblypharyngodon mola, Aspidoparia morar, Clupisoma atherinoides, Eutropiichthyes vacha, Glossogobius giuris, Gudusia chapra, Lepidocephalus guntea, Mystus vittatus, and Puntius ticto. A total of 2142 specimens, representing 10 species of 5 families used for this study were caught by traditional fishing gear from March 2006 to February 2007. Standard length (SL), total length (TL) and fork length (FL) for each specimen were measured by digital slide calipers and each body weight (BW) was taken by a digital balance. The allometric coefficient b of the LWR was close to the isometric value (b = 3.001) in G. giuris, although it suggested negative allometric growth in A. coila, A. morar, C. atherinoides, E. vacha, and P. ticto, whilst positive allometric growth in rest of the species. The results further indicated that the LLRs were highly correlated (r2 >0.890; P < 0.01). To the best our knowledge, this study presented the first reference on LWR and LLR for most of the species in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6647/3234
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 11:56
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 13:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3234

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