Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Schizothorax plagiostomus found in River Jhelum from Kashmir Valley
Keywords:Condition Factor, Jhelum, Length Weight, Schizothorax plagiostomus.
AbstractLength weight relationship is important in describing several biological aspects of fish species found under cultured and natural condition. Length weight relationship provides information about whether somatic growth was isometric or allometric. While condition factor provide information about the well being fish. In the present study the individuals of Schizothorax plagiostomus were collected from river Jhelum from different locations for the determination of length weight relationship and condition factor during the period of 2014–2016. Length weight relationship was computed using the equation W = aLb, which was further transformed into LogW = Loga + bLog L. Results showed that the value of b in length weight relationship of male S. plagiostomus ranged from 2.316–2.965, while in female fishes the value of b ranged from 2.01–3.66. The results clearly show allometric type of growth in male and isometric type of growth in females. The regression coefficient between males and female did not shows any significant difference, (p > 0.05) whereas significant difference (P < 0.01) could be noticed between males and between females (p < 0.01). However, condition factor (K) of S. plagiostomus fluctuates between 0.82–1.58 in male and between 0.870–1.31 in female, indicating the robustness of the fish inhabiting in river Jhelum.
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