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|Title:||Studies on the reproductive biology of Indian Sand Whiting <i style="">Sillago sihama</i> (Forsskal)|
|Authors:||Shamsan, Ebtisam F|
Ansari, Zakir Ali
|Abstract:||<i style="">Sillago sihama</i> have a prolonged breeding season from June to December, with spawning activity peaked during the period of September to November. Length at first maturity stage was found to vary between 155-164 mm (total length) in both sexes. Although overall sex ratio indicated predominance of female, Chi-square test (<i>x</i><sup>2</sup>)<sup> </sup>showed no significant difference throughout<sup> </sup>the year. Fecundity varied from 11,376 to 103,695 per fish, is significantly correlated with total length (r = 0.85, r < 0.01), body weight (r = 0.88, r < 0.01) and ovary weight (r = 0.87, r < 0.01).|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.39(2) [June 2010]|
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