Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 52 Issue 1
Length-weight relationship of four species of Epinephelus Bloch, 1793 in the catches off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India
K. Sujatha, K. V. L. Shrikanya Rao and P. Padmavathi
Abstract
The length-weight relationship (LWR) was estimated adopting the exponential equation W = a Lb for four species of groupers belonging to the genus Epinephelus Bloch, 1793 in the catches landed at Visakhapatnam, east coast of India. The LWR was worked out as W =
0.0000212 L2.8425 for E. epistictus, W = 0.00002395 L2.9355 for E. latifasciatus, W = 0.00001461 L3.2676 for E. magniscuttis and W = 0.00001602 L3.1719 for E. radiatus.
Keywords
Length-weight relationship, Epinephelus spp.
Date : 20-09-2010