Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 28 Issue 1&2

Biology and biometry of Milkfish Chanos Chanos (Forsskal)

V. Gandhi, G. Mohanraj and R. Thiagarajan

Observations made on length-weight relationship for adult milkfish, ova-diameter frequency distribution, relationship between fecundity and total length, fecundity and standard length; and weight and fecundity are presented. The regression lines for 17 morphometric characters in relation to the standard length were worked out. Snout to anal origin grows faster than snout to ventral origin. Head length; shows faster rate of growth than head depth. The stomach content revealed the presence of diatoms predominantly. Fecundity varied between 1424 and 5321 thousands in the fish in the size range of 1,100 - 1,340 mm.

Date : 31-12-1986