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Morphometric and Meristic Study of Golden Mahseer (Tor Putitora) from Jhajjar Stream (JandK)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Road, Jammu, JandK, INDIA
  • 2Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Road, Jammu, JandK, INDIA
  • 3Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Road, Jammu, JandK, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 1-4, August,24 (2013)


A study on the morphometric characters and meristic count of Himalayan Mahseer (Tor putitora) was conducted in foot hill section of River Chenab (Jammu and Kashmir). Different samples of mahseer were examined for the study of morphometric and meristic count. Some deviations, with regard to a few morphometric parameters and meristic count have been observed that have been duly discussed in the following discussions. Positive correlation has been observed between total length and external body parts. Thus, population appeared to be relatively uniform in all the characters examined, thus following an isometric pattern.


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