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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6
Morphometric study of Puntius sophore (Hamilton, 1822) with special reference to body length-weight from Chenab River, Punjab, Pakistan

Maria Latif, Muhammad Zafar Ullah, Imtiaz Begum Minhas and Samavia Latif

A total of 231 samples of Puntius sophore ranged 3.0-16cm total length with mean 7.54±1.77 and 0.4-31g body weight with mean 7.14±5.03 from the downstream of Qadirabad barrage, Chenab River, Pakistan were analyzed to investigate some morphometric characters in relation to body length-weight of this fish. Standard length, fork length, head length, head width, body depth, body girth, pre-dorsal length, post-dorsal length and length of caudal peduncle are found to be highly correlated with increasing total length and body weight (r= 0.928; p˂ 0.01). The slope “b” in the length-weight relationship is 2.63 indicating negative allometric growth. This fish being small in size is heavily targeted by fishermen and local fisher community. This is the first report on any biological aspect of this potentially important small indigenous species from river Chenab. This data will be useful for researchers and fisheries policy makers for future management of this species.
Pages : 2032-2035 | 371 Views | 24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Maria Latif, Muhammad Zafar Ullah, Imtiaz Begum Minhas, Samavia Latif. Morphometric study of Puntius sophore (Hamilton, 1822) with special reference to body length-weight from Chenab River, Punjab, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):2032-2035.
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