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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(4): 927-936      |                 Available online, December 23, 2018

Dimensional relationships of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (de Man,1888) banana prawn, 

from Mumbai waters

Sushant Mane1, Deshmukh VD2 and Sujit Sundaram2


1 Department of Zoology, Wilson College, Chowpaty, Mumbai-400 007, Maharashtra, India.

2Mumbai Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 2nd Floor, C.I.F.E old campus, Fisheries University road, Seven Bunglows, Versova, Mumbai - 400 061, Maharashtra, India.

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Received: 07.10.2018   |  Accepted: 29.11.2018    |  Published: 23.12.2018

Dimensional relationships of various morphometric characters were established for the Banana prawn, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (de Man,1888) from Mumbai waters. A total of 467 males ranging in size from 48-171 mm and weighing from 0.550 – 38.934 g and 579 females ranging in size from 54-237 mm and weighing from 0.739-107.998 g were used for the relationships. The relationship was calculated for various parameters such as Total length with total weight, tail weight, carapace length & rostrum length and similarly for carapace length with total weight, rostrum length and total weight with tail weight and meat weight. The coefficient of correlation (r2) for various parameters is ranging between 0.73 to 0.99 indicating high degree of relationship. The total length–total weight relationships are different and therefore, it is necessary to use separate expressions for the males and females. It was also observed that length and weight relationship of males and females increases more than the cube.


Key words: Dimensional relationship, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis, morphometric characters, length weight relationship



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Mane Sushant, Deshmukh VD and Sujit Sundaram (2018) Dimensional relationships of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis (de Man,1888) banana prawn from Mumbai waters, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(4): 927-936. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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