Estimation of age and growth of the Indian oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps Val.

Antony Raja, B T (1970) Estimation of age and growth of the Indian oil sardine, Sardinella longiceps Val. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 17 (1&2). pp. 26-42.

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Abstract

Estimates of age and rate of growth of the Indian oil-sardine, Sardinella longiceps Valenciennes, have been made through a study of length frequency distributions obtained during the seasons from l%l-62 to 1965-66 at Calicut. With the availability of very small juveniles, a lifetime growth curve of the fish has been constructed and evidences advanced to prove that the commercial fishery of juveniles belong to O-year class. It is estimated that a growth of about 60-65 mm is attained in one month and about 95-110, 110-125, 125-140, 150-160 and 170-180 mm in 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months respectively. Although in rare instances the fish may live up to 3 years, the normal life span is found to be about 2\ years.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Estimation; age and growth; oil sardine; Sardinella longiceps
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Oil sardine
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:1364
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 11:36
Last Modified:09 Jul 2010 11:36

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