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Comparative age and growth of Indian major Carp (catla catla ham. 1822) in Selected water bodies of Southern Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept of Aquatic Biology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat Uni. UM Road, Surat, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 17-22, (2012)


In present paper, growth performance of Indian major carp (Catla catla, Ham. 1822) was studied using key scales in three different sized water bodies namely Mahi Bajaj Sagar (MBS), Survania Dam (SD) and Aasan Pond (AP) situated in the tribal dominated Banswara district of Rajasthan. The annual rings or annuli (+6 to +7) and growth data in samples were observed and used to estimate selected growth parameters. High value of correlation coefficient ‘r’ 0.946 (MBS), 0.912 (SD) and 0.911 (AP) evident and speak for strong correlation in total length of fish and scale radius. The growth parameters such as Index of species average size (h) 12.515, 11.557 and 11.000, Index of weight growth (Cw) 96.610, 103.126 and 87.554 for MBS, SD and AP respectively were computed. Growth performance estimation in this study on the basis of key scales exhibited that growth of carps in the water bodies of southern Rajasthan could be divided into two phases: the first, phase of sexual immaturity, which lasts up to two years and second, phase of sexual maturity.


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