Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 38(1): 41-44, doi: 10.3750/AIP2008.38.1.06
Weight–length relation of an Asian catfish, Horabagrus brachysoma (Günther, 1864), (Siluriformes: Horabagridae) from rivers of the Western Ghats, Kerala, India
expand article infoA.P.H. Anvar, G. Prasad, N.K. Balasubramanyam, L.R. Chandran, R.P. Raghavan
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Background. The weight–length (W–L) relation was estimated for an endemic catfish, Horabagrus brachysoma (known also as Asian sun catfish, Günther’s catfish, Manjaletta, or Manjakoori). The fish were collected from the four major river systems of Kerala, part of the Western Ghats mountain range, between January 2005 and February 2006. The estimates for the parameter b of the W–L relation (W = aLb) ranged between 2.7623 and 3.17968. Linear regressions on log- transformed data were highly significant (P
fish, weight-length relation, endemic catfish, Horabagrus brachysoma