Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 35 Issue 1&2

Length-weight relationship in Parastromateus niger (Bloch) (Pisces : Perciformes)

V. K. Venkatremani and P. Gopalakrishnan

Length and weight relationship of about 100 specimens measuring 19 to 96 mm was calculated for juvenile specimens of Parastromateus niger which constitute a good fishery  along the inshore waters of Tuticorin. The linear equation was fitted for the juveniles and the regression equation was Log W: 1.5047+3.0420 Log L. The exponent value in juveniles of P. niger obeys the cube law relationship maintaining the shape without any change

Date : 31-10-1993