Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 55 Issue 1
Biometry analysis, length-weight relationship and sexual dimorphism of the Spotted Scat, Scatophagus argus(Linnaeus, 1766)(Perciformes: Scatophagidae) from Gulf of Mannar, southeast coast of India
V.Gandhi, V.Venkatesan and P.U. Zacharia
doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2013.55.1.01743-02

A total of 1,659 specimens of spotted scat were collected from commercial landings in Mandapam along Gulf of Mannar for studying biometry, length-weight relationship and sexual dimorphism. Biometry was carried out to analyse the growth rate of body parts in relation to the standard length. Fourteen morphometric characteristics were examined.


Scatophagus argus, biometry, length-weight relationship, sexual dimorphism, Gulf of Mannar

Date : 30-04-2013