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Title: Age, Growth and Length-Weight Relationships in Estuarine Periwinkle Littorina scabra (Linne)
Authors: Maruthamuthu, S
Kasinathan, R
Issue Date: Jun-1985
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Age and growth in Littorina scabra was determined by length frequency distribution, probability plot, Von Bertalanffy's equation and Ford-Walford graph. Female attained 9.05, 13.60 and 15.35 mm size at the end of 1st, 2nd and 3rd y respectively whereas male attained 9.05, 12.34 and 14.14 mm size during 1st, 2nd, 3rd y respectively; indicating that the female grows faster than the male. The life span of L. scabra was 3 to 4 y. The logarithmic values of observed lengths and corresponding logarithmic weights showed a linear relationship (for females r = 0.8100).
Page(s): 102-104
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.14(2) [June 1985]

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