Age and growth of Lactarius lactarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) from Karnataka, south-west coast of India

Zacharia, P U and Jayabalan, N (2010) Age and growth of Lactarius lactarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) from Karnataka, south-west coast of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 57 (4). pp. 31-38.

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    Abstract

    Age and growth of Lactarius lactarius was studied separately for males and females from the Karnataka coast using monthly length composition data collected from three major fish landing centres viz., Mangalore, Malpe and Karwar. The growth of L. lactarius was studied from length frequency data by ELEFAN I programme, and also by modal progression analysis using Gulland and Holt (1959) model after separating the modes using Bhattacharya (1967) method. The growth parameters estimated for males were: Lα = 240 mm, K = 1.01yr-1 and t0 = -0.0151; for females: Lα = 285 mm, K = 0.91 yr-1 and t0 = -0.0183 and for unsexed fishes (juveniles, males and females pooled) were: Lα = 294 mm, K = 0.84 yr-1 and t0 = -0.0215. The recruitment pattern showed two recruitment pulses every year, the major one during March and the minor one during June-August. The von Bertalanffy growth formula fitted to L. lactarius indicated the fish to attain a length of 168 mm at the end of 1 year, 240 mm at the end of 2 years and 271 mm at the end of 3 years of its life. The estimated life span appears to be 3.57 years.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Age and growth; Lactarius lactarius; Karnataka; Recruitment pattern
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
    Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 06:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7811

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