Studies on the reproductive biology of the female spiny cheek grouper, Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Rao, A Chandrasekhara and Krishnan, L (2009) Studies on the reproductive biology of the female spiny cheek grouper, Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 56 (2). pp. 87-94.

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Abstract

Morphological and histological examination of gonads and detailed classification and description of maturity stages were carried out in the female Epinephelus diacanthus. Maximum ova diameter of 650 µm was observed in the ripe ovary. Oocyte size increased with the maturation of gonads. Gonado-somatic Index (GSI) values also increased with the maturation of gonads. Fecundity was in the range of 13.1 x 103 to 145.7 x 103.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:reproductive biology; spiny cheek grouper; Epinephelus diacanthus
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:5890
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Deposited On:30 Oct 2010 15:58
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