Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 30 Issue 1&2

Biology of Valamugil seheli Forskal from inshore waters of the United Arab Emirates : 1 - Age and growth.

A. Fawzy Boraey and Faiza M. Soliman

Age structure and growth pattern of the fish Valamugil seheli Forskal, were studied. The fish scales which are of ctenoid type with an oval to round shape, reveal validity in age determination. The anterior scale radius grows in relation to the body length with a body scale formation starting at 30 mm body length. Valamugil seheli in U.A.E. waters reach their highest increments in length are in weight in the third year of life in case of females and in the fourth year in case of males.

Date : 31-12-1988