Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 41 Issue 1&2

On some morphometrics of Euryglossa orientalis from Karachi Coast, Pakistan

Mohammad Atiqullah Khan and S.M. Shamsuhl Hoda

The morphometric and meristic count (character) of E.orientalis (Bloch and Schneider) have  been analysed. Regression equation of different body measurements on total length and their morphometric indices are compared. Differences for total length, weight, interorbital, body width and mouth opening are statistically significant. Rays of unpaired fins, the vertebrae and lateral line, scales have been counted and calculated (coefficient of variation). Meristic characters show considerable variation and statistical interpretation of morphometric data indicated that there is direct relationship between the head length, depth of body and total length.

Date : 30-12-1999