Some Aspects of Reproductive Biology of Euryglossa orientalis(Bl. & Schn.) in North Arabian Sea Along The Coast of Karachi, Pakistan

Authors: Mohammed Atiqullah KHAN

Abstract: In Euryglossa orientalis,sexual maturity was separated into seven stages. Size at sexual maturity was observed at 182 mm TL in males and 178 mm TL in females. A male-female ratio of 1.00:1.60 was determined (0.385:0.615). This species has two spawning seasons in Pakistani waters. The ist spawning season starts in September and the second in February. Fecundity ranged from 9922 to 83891 with a mean value of 36361.

Keywords: Euryglossa orientalis, Reproductive biology, Karachi coast.

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