Assessment of morphometric and meristic characteristics of Pomadasys maclatum of Karachi coast

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Assessment of morphometric and meristic characteristics of Pomadasys maclatum of Karachi coast

Shahla Siddiqui, Samreen Fatima
Int. J. Biosci.14( 6), 381-386, June 2019.
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This paper aims to explore the graphical spotlight in morphometry and meristics characteristics of Pomadasys maculatum using various statistical measures. To assess the characteristic 15 variables are including Total length, Body weight , Head length, Snout length , Eye diameter, Standard length, Body depth, Fork length, Body breath, Pre-orbit length, Caudal peduncle length, Anal fin rays, Lateral line scales, Caudal fin rays, Dorsal fin rays length scales are measured . A comparison of male and female body structure were made. The total body length in female average total length was 175. 22, while total length was 163.50mm in males. Average body weight in female was 87.32g whereas male was 69.78g. In case of female the average measurement of Head length in percentage of total body length was found to be 25.94 and the snout length was found to be 08.34, average eye diameter was found at 07.71 and average measurement of caudal peduncle length was recorded as 10.24mm. Average measurement of Head length in percentage of total body length was found to be 25.57mm and snout length was found to be 07.99mm, Average measurement of eye diameter was found at 07.61mm and average measurement of caudal peduncle length was recorded as 10. 26mm in male. In the contrast, the average total length of females was 175. 22mm and the average total length of males were 163.50mm. The consistency of female total length is found more stable than male total length.

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