International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Fecundity Correlations; Critical Allometric Determinant for Spawning of Clarias Gariepinus from River Uke, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
      A.C.Nwokocha, N.O. Patrick, I.J. Ekwerekwu, A.O. Omodewu, S.M. Lemuel
Abstract: For fecundity assessment, the Morphometric measurement of fish samples were determined and recorded, fish were dissected to determine the sexes while eggs were collected, weighed and preserved in specimen bottles using 5% formalin prior to estimation. Biologically Viable parameters were equally examined such as; Gonadosomatic Index (GSI), condition factor (K), fecundity and water parameters. A total of 67 samples were collected with total length ranging from 13.5cm – 46.9cm and weight ranged between 70g -1800g. Overall sex ratio for male and female was 2:1 and chi square showed no significant difference in the ratio of males to females. (p<0.05) Positive correlation exists between the following; fecundity and length (r = 0.97).

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A.C.Nwokocha, N.O. Patrick, I.J. Ekwerekwu, A.O. Omodewu, S.M. Lemuel (2019); Fecundity Correlations; Critical Allometric Determinant for Spawning of Clarias Gariepinus from River Uke, Nasarawa State, Nigeria; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 9(1) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.01.2019.p85110
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