Study of some morphometric and meristic characters of striped piggy fish, Pomadasys stridens (Forsskal, 1775) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan

Safi A Khan MA Khan MZ     

Abstract

In the present study 391 fish samples (155 male and 236 female) of Pomadasys stridens of variable sizes ranging from 3.5- 106 g weight in male; 14-130g weight in female and 56- 198 mm in total length(TL) in male while 99-210 mm (TL) in female were sampled from Karachi coast. This fish showed constant meristic characters. Statistical interpretation of Metric data indicated that there is direct relationship between total body length with Head length (HL), snout length (Sn. L), Eye diameter (E.D) and Length of Caudal peduncle (CPL). The meristic characters like dorsal fin rays, anal fin rays, Lateral line scales, gill rakers on lower arm and scales in transversal line were counted. No sexual dimorphism was found in Pomadasys stridens.


MS Received Date:   2014-08-02  MS Accepted Date:  2014-08-15  MS Published Date:  2014-09-13
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Safi A, Khan MA., Khan MZ. "Study of some morphometric and meristic characters of striped piggy fish, Pomadasys stridens (Forsskal, 1775) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.4 (2014): 1-6.
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Safi, A., Khan, MA., Khan, MZ. (2014). Study of some morphometric and meristic characters of striped piggy fish, Pomadasys stridens (Forsskal, 1775) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(4), 1-6.
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Safi A, Khan MA, Khan MZ. Study of some morphometric and meristic characters of striped piggy fish, Pomadasys stridens (Forsskal, 1775) from Karachi Coast, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(4): 1-6.
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