Jayasankar, P (1989) Some observations on the biology of the blotched Croaker Nibea maculata (schneider, 1801) from Mandapam. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 36 (4). pp. 299-305.
Some aspects of the biology of NQ>ea maculata from Mandapam waters are studied. Regression coefficients in the length-weight relationships of females and males of N. macutala show significant difference between them and both significantly differ from the cubic value. The spawning season is from April to August and the females appear to perform two spawning acts during this period. Relative condition factor is apparently related to the reproductive cycle. Females and males attain first maturity at 185 and 167 mm, respectively. Fecundity show wide fluctuations from 21,584 to 475,043 with high correlation to ovary weight. Overall sex-ratio shows predominance of females.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Fish biology; Nibea maculata; Mandapam|
|Subjects:||Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries|
CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
|Deposited By:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Deposited On:||30 Mar 2010 16:45|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2010 16:45|
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