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Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 111-116
DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2009.111.116
 
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Length-Weight Relationship of Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier, 1829 (Pisces: Perciformes) from the Jaffna Lagoon, Sri Lanka

K. Sivashanthini, G. Gayathri and K. Gajapathy

Abstract:
The present study was carried out to gain some knowledge on length-weight relationship parameters, growth pattern and difference between the growth parameters of male and female Sphyraena obtusata. The knowledge of length-weight relationship has numerous practical applications in fishery biology. Such a mathematical equation enables conversion of one parameter in to another as is often required during monitoring field measurements. Length-weight regression equations were derived for male and female Sphyraena obtusata collected from the Jaffna lagoon, Sri Lanka. Regression coefficients were estimated by using the logarithms of the total lengths and the corresponding weights. The curvilinear relationships of length-weight relationships for male and female were W = 0.0117*L2.898 and W = 0.0138*L2.843, respectively. Covariance analysis for length-weight relationships of males and females revealed that there is no significant difference (p>0.05) between male and female and hence a common formulae of W = 0.0133*TL2.857 was derived for S. obtusata. The ‘b’ values 2.898 and 2.843 obtained for male and female, respectively indicate that the fish follows the cube law and its growth is negative allometry.
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How to cite this article:

K. Sivashanthini, G. Gayathri and K. Gajapathy, 2009. Length-Weight Relationship of Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier, 1829 (Pisces: Perciformes) from the Jaffna Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 4: 111-116.

DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2009.111.116

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jfas.2009.111.116

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