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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part F

Aspects of the reproductive biology of Elops lacerta (valenciennes, 1847) from Epe Lagoon, South Western Nigeria


Author(s): Igejongbo Toyosi Fadekemi, Adeparusi Eunice Oluwayemisi and Dada Ayokanmi Adekunle

Abstract: The present investigation was conducted to study aspects of reproductive biology of Elops lacerta from Epe lagoon, South western Nigeria. A total of 800 specimens of Elops lacerta were examined between August 2014 – July 2016. Data on sex ratio, total length (TL), gonad (GW) body weight (BW), fecundity, stages of maturation and gonadosomatic index (GSI) were carried out on this specie. The sex ratio of 1 male to 0.6 females was observed. Six stages of maturity: immature, resting, maturing, ripe, spawning and spent were observed in this study. The GSI values varied from 10 to 15%. Fecundity ranged from 716 to 11,345 in number. The eggs were as small as 0.04mm and as big as 1.37 mm in diameter. The fish ranged from 10cm to 25cm standard length. The information generated through this study act as a baseline data for future ecological and biological studies of this species.

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How to cite this article:
Igejongbo Toyosi Fadekemi, Adeparusi Eunice Oluwayemisi and Dada Ayokanmi Adekunle. Aspects of the reproductive biology of Elops lacerta (valenciennes, 1847) from Epe Lagoon, South Western Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(2): 442-448.
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