OBSERVATION ON THE BODY MASS AND LENGTH RELATIONSHIP AND RELATIVE CONDITION FACTOR OF Noemacheilus rupicola (McClelland) FROM DOON VALLEY, INDIA

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Published: 2022-06-03

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i103034

Page: 17-24


RAJESH RAYAL

Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, SGRR University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.

C. B. KOTNALA

Department of Zoology, H. N. B. Garhwal University (A Central University), B.G.R. Campus Pauri, Pauri Garhwal - 246001, Uttarakhand, India.

H. K. JOSHI

Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College Chaubatakhal, Pauri Garhwal - 246162, U.K., India.

DEEKSHA KAPRUWAN

Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, SGRR University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.

RAKESH RAI

Department of Zoology, Buddh Snatkottar Mahavidyalay, Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.

POONAM PRABHA SEMWAL

Department of Zoology, D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehradun, India.

SAKSHI SAXENA *

Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, SGRR University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The findings of the present investigation revealed that the value of regression coefficient (b) for female Noemacheilus rupicola (McClelland) was slightly greater (2.657) than that of the males (2.261). From the trend so obtained it may be presumed that females gained more weight with an increase in length, indicating better health. The value of "b" varied from 2.5 to 4.0. Values were highest during the winter for both sexes. The relative condition factor (RCF) indicates that the winter season provided better feeding opportunities and environmental appropriateness.

 

Keywords: Body mass and length relationship, relative condition factor, Noemacheilus rupicola, Doon valley


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RAYAL, R., KOTNALA, C. B., JOSHI, H. K., KAPRUWAN, D., RAI, R., SEMWAL, P. P., & SAXENA, S. (2022). OBSERVATION ON THE BODY MASS AND LENGTH RELATIONSHIP AND RELATIVE CONDITION FACTOR OF Noemacheilus rupicola (McClelland) FROM DOON VALLEY, INDIA. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 43(10), 17–24. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i103034

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