Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 48 Issue 2

Length-weight relationship and growth of the speckled shrimp Metapenneus monoceros (Fabricius) off Saurashtra

A. P. Dineshbabu

The length-weight relationship for male and female of the speckled shrimp Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius) collected at Veraval were W = 0.009277 L2.92 for male and female W = 0.003570 L3.29. The von Bertalanffy growth parameters were L184 mm and 228 mm and annual K 1.8 and 2.0 for males and females respectively. The fishery is constituted by the shrimps in the length range of 96 to 220 mm. Life span of the species is estimated as 2 to 3 years and the fishery is supported mainly by of zero year age group.


LW relationship, growth, Metapenaeus Monoceros

Date : 30-12-2006