Biometric Length Weight Relationships of the Pool Barb Puntius sophore (Hamilton 1822) (Cyprinidae) from Ujani Wetland of Maharashtra, India

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Published: 2023-11-03

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i223733

Page: 193-198


Madhuri Deshmukh *

Department of Zoology, B J S’s ASC College Wagholi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study explains biometric Length weight relationships (LWRs) of Puntius sophore (Hamilton 1822) from the Ujani wetland of Maharashtra, India. A total 213 specimens collected from local fish market of Bhigwan during February 2022 to January 2023. Individual fish measurements of the total length (TL, cm), standard length (SL, cm) and fresh total body weight (Wt. g) were measured using a digital caliper and a weighing machine respectively. Puntius sophore, scientifically classified as an ornamental fish belonging to the Cyprinidae family, is renowned for its striking chromatic attributes, diminutive dimensions, and adaptability to constrained aquatic habitats. Despite its modest size and ossified structure, this species possesses nutritional significance. Puntius sophore boasts a wide geographic distribution encompassing India, Pakistan, China, and select regions within Southeast Asia. Due to limited manpower, we sourced specimens from the market. In the study area, the species was collected using traditional fishing methods, such as the "jhaki jal" (cast net) and "tar jal" (square lift net). The slope of the log-transformed linear regression (b) values are 2.8085, The b value exponent for study species is significantly lying within the recommended value of 2.5 – 3.5, while the coefficient of determination (R2) is 0.82 indicated the proper fitness of the fish in concern of growth and health of the study species. Fulton’s condition factor (K) value for present study is greater than 1, indicates fish in healthy environment. The result provides baseline information for the sustainable management and conservation of the studied species.

Keywords: Morphometry, length weight, wetland, conservation, Bhima river


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Deshmukh , M. (2023). Biometric Length Weight Relationships of the Pool Barb Puntius sophore (Hamilton 1822) (Cyprinidae) from Ujani Wetland of Maharashtra, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(22), 193–198. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i223733

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