Length–weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus), Damanganga Estuary, Daman

Monika Dubey *

Government College Daman - Kunta Rd, Dunetha, Daman-396210, India.

B. J. Koppar

Government College Daman - Kunta Rd, Dunetha, Daman-396210, India.

Vineet Prakash Singh

Government College Daman - Kunta Rd, Dunetha, Daman-396210, India.

Sana P Masood Ahmed

Government College Daman - Kunta Rd, Dunetha, Daman-396210, India.

N. C. Ujjania

Department of Aquatic Biology, VNSGU, Surat (Gujarat), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A study was conducted on the length-weight relationship and condition factor of the commercially important fish, Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus), in the Damanganga estuary in Daman. Fish samples were collected from January 2021 to March 2021, with a total of 330 randomly sampled fish collected from fishermen. The average total length was 23.309±0.775 cm and the average total weight was 259.606±20.144 grams measured using standard methods. The 'b' value of Pampus argenteus showed a negative allometric (b<3.0) growth pattern, with the total length being positively correlated with the total weight of the fish (r²=0.829). The growth pattern was negative allometric while the Fulton condition factor (2.03±0.114) indicated good condition. Therefore, further studies on the length-weight relationship should focus on the sustainable management of the fisheries.

Keywords: Length-weight, fulton condition factor, silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus), Damanganga, estuary


How to Cite

Dubey , M., Koppar , B. J., Singh , V. P., Ahmed , S. P. M., & Ujjania, N. C. (2024). Length–weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus), Damanganga Estuary, Daman. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 45(11), 106–110. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2024/v45i114075

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Froese R. Length-weight relationships for 18 less-studied fish species. J. Applied Ichthyol. 1998;14:117-118.

Mensah SA. Weight-length models relative condition factor of nine fresh water fish species from Yapei stretch of the White Volta, Ghana. Elixir Applied Zoo. 2015;79:30427-30431.

Ujjania NC, Shah NP, Patel BKD, Sangani K. Elucidation of growth status and condition factor of Indian major carp (Catla calta, Hamilton 1822) reared in extensive culture system. Indian J Eco. 2023;50(3):826-829.

Sinovcic G, Franicevic M, Zorica B, Ciles Kec V. Length-weight and length-length relationships for 10 pelagic fish species from the Adriatic Sea (Crotia). J Applied Ichthyol. 2004;20:156-158.

Dar SA, Najar AM, Balkhi MH, Rather MA, Sharma R. Length-weight relationship and relative condition factor of Schizopyge esocinus (Heckel, 1838) from Jhelum River, Kashmir. Inter J Aquatic Sci. 2012;3(1):29-36.

Mir JI, Shabir R, Mir FA. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Schizopyge curvifrons (Heckel, 1838) from River Jhelum Kashmir, India. World J Fish Mar Sci 2012;4(3): 325-329.

Lizama M, De Los AP, Ambroso AM. Condition factor in nine species of fish of the Characidae family in the upper Paramá River floodplain, Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2002;62(1):113-124.

Bolger T, Connolly PL. The suitable of suitable indices for the measurement analysis of fish condition. J Fish Biol. 1989;34(2):171-182.

Ricker WE. Linear regressions in fisheries research. J Fish Res Board Can. 1973;30:409–434.

Froese R. Cube law, condition factor and weight-length relationships: History, meta-analysis and recommendations. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 2006;22:241-253.

Nasir NAN. Distribution of silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) in Iraqi marine water. Mesopotamia Environ J. 2016;2(4):67-77.

Le Cren ED. The length weight relationship and seasonal cycle in gonad weight and condition in Perch (Perca fluvialitis). J Animal Eco. 1951;20:201-219.

Froese R, Pauly D. Fish Base; 2020 [Version 12/2020].

Available:http:// www.fishbase.org

Matich P, Nowicki RJ, Davis J, Mohan JA, Plumlee, JD. Strickland BA, Fisher M. Does proximity to freshwater refuge affect the size structure of an estuarine predator (Carcharhinus leucas) in the north-western Gulf of Mexico. Mar Freshwater Res. 2020;71(11):1501-1516.

Lepage M, Capderrey C, Elliott M, Meire P. Estuarine degradation and rehabilitation. Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective. 2022;1:458-552.

Htun-Han M. The reproductive biology of the dab Limanda limanada (L.) in the North Sea: gonadosomatic index, hepatosomatic index and condition factor. J Fish Biol. 1978;13(1):351-377.

Pati S. Observations on the length-weight relationship of Pomfrets from the Bay of Bengal. Mahasagar-Bulletin of the Nat Institute Ocean. 1981;14(1):83-85.

Hossain MY, Ahmed ZF, Leunda PM, Jasmine S, Oscoz J, Miranda R, Ohtomi J. Condition, length weight and length-length relationships of the Asian striped catfish Mystus vittatus (Bloch, 1794) (Siluriformes: Bagridae) in the Mathabhanga River, South western Bangladesh. J Applied Ichthyol. 2006;22(4):304-307.

Rahman MS, Rahman MA, Rahman M, Kamal D. Length-weight relationship, condition factor and harvesting records of Silver Pomfret (Pampus argenteus) in south western region of Bangladesh. Pakistan J Biol Sci. 2004;7(4):452-456.

Dutta S, Maity S, Chanda A, Akhand A, Hazra S. Length weight relationship of four commercially important marine fishes of Northern Bay of Bengal, West Bengal, India. J Applied Environ Biol Sci. 2012;2(2):52-58.

Obasohan EE, Imasuen JA, Isidahome CE. Preliminary studies of the length-weight relationships and condition factor of five fish species from Ibiekuma stream, Ekpoma, Edo state, Nigeria. J Agri Res Devel. 2012;2(3):061- 069.

Busacker GP, Adelman IR, Goolish EM. Growth methods for fish biology (Eds. Schreck, C.B. and Moyle, P.B.). American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USAPCWA- L 446. 1990;363-365.

Khan F, Ali SA. Length-weight relationship and relative condition factor (Kn) of silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus in Pakistani waters. J Fisheries Society Taiwan. 2012;39(2):83-90.

Percin F, Akyol O. Length–weight and length–length relationships of the bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus L., in the Turkish part of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. J Applied Ichthyol. 2009;25: 782–784.

Stenseth NC, Mysterud A, Ottersen G, Hurrell JW, Chan KS, Lima M. Ecological effects of climate fluctuations. Sci. 2002;297:1292–1296.