Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of Garra mullya (Sykes, 1839) from Ujani Wetland of Maharashtra, India

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Published: 2023-06-16

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i113520

Page: 53-60


Ganesh Markad *

Department of Zoology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune, India.

Vinod Kakade

Department of Zoology, Eknath Sitaram Divekar Arts, Science and Commerce College, Varvand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Length-weight relations give information on growth patterns and condition of fish. LWRs data is very useful for proper management and good exploitation of population of fish species. Length-weight relations are used for providing information on body growth pattern of species whether it is isometric or allometric. The present study was conducted on Garra mullya commonly called stone sucker fish for investigation of length-weight relationships (LWRs) from Ujani wetland, a dam constructed on Bhima river of Maharashtra, India. During the study period of November 2021 to October 2022, total of 202 samples were collected from local fishermen. The intercept (a value) was found to be 0.01126 and slope (b value) was 3.0499 which are in expected range of 2.5 to 3.5. The slope value was found almost equal to 3 and it indicated isometric growth of fish. Fulton’s condition factor was 1.2798 that was more than 1.0 and indicated that fishes were in good physical form in habitat.

Keywords: Length-weight, length-length relationships, Garra mullya, Ujani wetland


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Markad , G., & Kakade , V. (2023). Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of Garra mullya (Sykes, 1839) from Ujani Wetland of Maharashtra, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(11), 53–60. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i113520

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