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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part F

Size at first maturity and maturity stages of Terapon puta (Cuvier, 1829) from Pondicherry coast, India


Author(s): Nandikeswari R

Abstract: Size at first maturity of Terapon puta was studied on 32 male (12 to 20 cm in TL) and 163 female (12 to 22 cm in TL). The Logistic curves describing the relationship between the sexes and the proportion of 50% maturity (Lm50) were estimated at 16.4 cm in male and 16.7 cm in female of Terapon puta. The male reached 50% first sexual maturity at smaller lengths than female in this species. The gonads were classified into five maturity stages based on the size, colour and texture. Month wise predominance of different stage of maturity deferred during different months

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How to cite this article:
Nandikeswari R. Size at first maturity and maturity stages of Terapon puta (Cuvier, 1829) from Pondicherry coast, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(2): 452-454.
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