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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part E

Reproductive biology of the African moonfish, Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862) (Carangidae) in continental shelf of Côte d’Ivoire fishery (West Africa)


Author(s): Stanislas Arra, Soumaïla Sylla, Amoin Céline Kouame, Tizé Thierry Zan-BI and Mamadou Ouattara

Abstract: The present investigation was conducted to study the reproductive biology of the Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862) in continental shelf of Côte d’Ivoire fishery from March 2016 to February 2017. Sampling was done each month by trawler fishing. A total of 386 (7.5 to 30.3 cm and 7.20 to 496.63 g) were used. The sex ratio was 1: 0.97. All Length-Weight Relationship were statistically highly significant. The coefficient b (3.00, 3.06 and 3.03 respectively for male, female and both sexes) of the Length-Weight Relationship of S. dorsalis showed isometric growth. The condition factor indicated that Females (1.94 ± 0.14%) had higher condition factor than males (1.88 ± 0.14%). GSI ranged from 0.03 % to 5.76%. HIS varied between 0.37 % and 1.97 %. S. dorsalis didn’t use energy stored in liver for development of the ovaries. Size at first maturity of females (21.29 cm) was slightly higher than males (19.09 cm).

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Stanislas Arra, Soumaïla Sylla, Amoin Céline Kouame, Tizé Thierry Zan-BI, Mamadou Ouattara. Reproductive biology of the African moonfish, Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862) (Carangidae) in continental shelf of Côte d’Ivoire fishery (West Africa). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(2):358-363.
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