Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.15, Issue 04, 2009; Page No.(857-862)

A MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF GIANT RIVER CATFISH (SPERATA SEENGHALA) POPULATION IN MAHARANA PRATAP SAGAR LAKE OF PONG DARN

Archana Saini, Anish Dua and Vindhya Mohindra

Abstract

Giant river catfish, Sperata seen ghala (Sykes) samples collected from Maharana Pratapsagar lake of Pong dam(river Beas) were studied for twenty nine morphometric characters. It has been observed that most of the characters showed linear relationship when scatter plots were drawn. The study revealed that out of twenty seven characters analyzed, sixteen characters are non- plastic or genetically controlled characters, five are of intermediate type and the six are plastic or environmentally controlled characters.

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