International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part N (2015)
Length-Weight relationship and relative condition factor of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) from Deepor beel, a Ramsar site of Assam, India
Gautam Das, Himaksheeta Chakravorty, Parag Deka
The present study deals with the length-weight relationship, relative condition factor of a fish species Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) of Deepar Beel (wetland) of Assam. The fish is separated into male and female to calculate length-weight relationship and relative condition factor separately. The growth performance of length-weight relationship are found high in both the sexes since the correlation coefficient ‘r’ exhibits high degree of relationship where positive allometric growth is shown by male and negative by female. The positive allometric growth in male may be due to higher feeding proficiencies and better environmental condition whereas negative allometric growth in female may be the result of loss of energy due to gonad development during breeding season of the present study. The present findings also indicate that the value of ‘b’ in boththe sexes is deviated from 3.0, which is a constant for an ideal fish. The Kn value in both the sexes indicate good general condition of the fish which are more or less similar in both male and female.
How to cite this article:
Gautam Das, Himaksheeta Chakravorty, Parag Deka. Length-Weight relationship and relative condition factor of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) from Deepor beel, a Ramsar site of Assam, India. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(11):947-950.