Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 46 Issue 1

Fecundity indices of the humpback nylon shrimp, Heterocarpus gibbosus Bate, 1888

Radhika Rajasree and B. Madhusoodana Kurup

Fecundity of the humpback nylon shrimp Heterocarpus gibbosus has been worked out based on 55 specimens, of total length varying from 94mm to 136 mm andhaving a weight range of 7.8g to 25.5g. The absolute fecundity was estimated as 20,672. The fecundity varied from 5,670 in the smallest prawn to 33,962 in the largest specimen. The fecundity showed a positive correlation with total length, carapace length and weight. Average fecundity per gram body weight was found to be 1,261.

Date : 30-06-2004