The fecundity of the rohu,Labeo rohita (Hamilton)

  • T. J. Varghese


Fecundity estimations from sixty-five specimens ofL. rohita ranging in size from 150 g to 5,000 g have been made. The relationships between total length and fecundity, total weight and fecundity, ovary weight and fecundity, total length and ovary weight and total weight and ovary weight have been worked out for the species. Statistically significant relations were found to exist between the above variables. An attempt has been made to estimate the percentage of eggs retained in the ovary of rohu during spawning. Fecundity factors and percentage ovary weights of the species were found not influenced by the size of fish.


Total Weight Total Body Weight Scatter Diagram Female Fish Ovary Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Varghese
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  1. 1.Fisheries CollegeUniversity of Agricultural SciencesMangalore

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