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First report on parasites occurrence and length-weight relationship of the thinspine sea catfish Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day, 1877) landed along Veraval centre of Saurashstra coast of Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1College of Fisheries Science, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval, Gujarat, India

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 1-7, July,24 (2017)


Present study were carried out on the thin spine sea catfish Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day, 1877) along the Veraval Centre along Saurashtra coast of the India, during the year 2016-17. First time where found that occurrence of marine external parasites which can be suggested for the fish stock life stage indication, and further it will be scope for utilizing parasite as biological tag studies due to its cheap biological less harmful, larger size. The length – weight relationship of Plicofollis tenuispinis based on the total of 310 samples which is includes 143 males and 167 females in addition to 1137 samples for catch estimation. Results of present study were found that these species along the Veraval coast indicating that allometric growth.


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