Mugilidae and Chanidae Fish Seed Resources of the Kalingapatnam Estuary of Andhra Pradesh, East Coast of the India

V. Harathi

AU TDR HUB, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.

K. Rama Rao *

Department of Zoology, Dr. V. S. Krishna Government Degree & PG College (A), Visakhapatnam, A.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The samples of wild fish seeds collected from the Kalingapatnam estuary throughout the study period from February 2022 to August 2023. In the present study the samples collected various seasons and measured the average minimum length ranged from 1.4±0.14 cm to 1.9±0.25 cm, the maximum length range was 2.4±0.14 cm to 3.5±0.27 cm and the mean value is 2.1-2.9 cms for Mugil spp. The average minimum length ranged from 1.2±0.09 cm to 1.6±0.12 cm, the maximum length range was 1.8±0.07 cms to 3.0±0.117 cms and the mean value is 1.5-2.8 cms for Liza spp. The average minimum length ranged from 1.4±0.14 cm to 1.9±0.25 cm, the maximum length range was 2.4±0.14 cm to 3.6±0.27 cm and the mean value is 2.0-2.8 cms for Chanos spp.  The present results clearly indicated that during the peak season lasting from April to July and the post monsoon ranging from October to March, the Mugil spp. contributed to 12.05%, Liza spp, contributed to 10.7%, Chanos spp. contributed to 07.85% and miscellaneous 69.6% was reported monthly and seasonally in the estuary. The present finding of one-way ANOVA, the p-value (0.189312) > α, H0, is accepted. The larger the p-value, the stronger it supports H0. The test statistic F equals 1.7198, which is in the 95% region accepted. The comparison of water quality parameters with mullet and milkfish seed and the average body length determine the difference between the averages, which reflects a real difference between the groups in the present study. The Pearson Correlation The coefficient of relationship between the variables for salinity and R value comparison with temperature, pH, transparency, and ammonia exhibited a positive correlation, and p values are significant at 0.05 levels, as discussed in this report.

Keywords: Wild fish seed, estuary, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, one-way ANOVA, pearson correlation

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Harathi , V., & Rao , K. R. (2023). Mugilidae and Chanidae Fish Seed Resources of the Kalingapatnam Estuary of Andhra Pradesh, East Coast of the India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(21), 158–170.


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