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Biometric indices of five miniature fish from the catchment area of Kaptai Lake, Bangladesh

Hanif, M.A., Siddik, M.A.B., Islam, M.A. and Rumpa, R.J. (2020) Biometric indices of five miniature fish from the catchment area of Kaptai Lake, Bangladesh. Acta Ecologica Sinica . In Press.

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The present study reports on biometric indices comprising length-weight relationships (LWRs) of five miniature freshwater fish species from the Kaptai Lake, the largest lake in the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The study area included 3 stations in the 11,122 km2 catchment area of the lake and each station was sampled from November 2017 to April 2018 using push net (mesh size 2 mm) for capturing the species. The values of growth coefficient b of the LWRs (W = aTLb) of the species Oryzias dancena, Oryzias melastigma, Gobiopterus chuno, Brachygobius nunus and Badis chittagongis were 2.9575, 3.1467, 3.0535, 3.058 and 2.9396 with above 0.95 coefficient of correlation (r2). These results represent the first study of LWRs for these fish species which may help in management and conservation of the species in the whole country, including its geographical distribution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2020 Ecological Society of China.
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