Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 50 Issue 2
Relationship between morphometric characteristics and fecundity of Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Raghunath Ravi, Mary K. Manisseri and Somy Kuriakose
Abstract
The relationship of various morphometric characteristics, carapace width, carapace length, body weight,abdomen width, propodus length and propodus height with fecundity in Portunus pelagicus was investigated using linear regression analysis. All the morphometric characteristics studied showed positive correlation
with fecundity and the degree of relationship varied considerably. Among these, the carapace width was found to be the most ideal morphometric character to predict the fecundity of P. pelagicus.
Keywords
Morphometric characteristics, fecundity, Portunus pelagicus
Date : 06-06-2009