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Study on length weight relationship and condition factor of (Catla catla, Ham 1822) from Vallabh Sagar, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Aquatic Biology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, India
  • 2Department of Aquatic Biology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, India

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 1-5, February,24 (2017)


This study describes the important parameters such as length-weight relationships (LWR), condition factors (K) and relative condition factor (Kn) of Catla catla from Vallabh Sagar reservoir, Gujarat. A total of 554 specimens were used to measure the total length and weight during June, 2013 to May, 2014. The LWR was analyzed and growth exponent ‘b’ (2.880) was observed from pooled data which indicates negative allometric growth in studied fish. The correlation coefficient ‘r’ (0.976) was observed during the study which depicts high correlation in length and weight variables. The value of condition factor and relative condition factor were found >1 which indicates the well-being of studied fish and conduciveness of the habitat.


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