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SKUAST Journal of Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 19, Issue : 2
First page : ( 181) Last page : ( 186)
Print ISSN : 0972-1126. Online ISSN : 2349-297X.

Biometric study of snow trout, Schizothorax curvifrons Heckel, 1838 (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in Dal Lake, Kashmir

Ahmed Irfan1, Shah Tasaduq H.1,*, Qadri Sauliheen1, Abubakr Adnan1, Qadir Gazala2

1Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Rangil, Ganderbal-190 006, Jammu and Kashmir (India)

2Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar

*E-mail: tasaduqs@gmail.com, tasaduqshah@skuastkashmir.ac.in

Online published on 12 July, 2017.

Abstract

Morhological characteristics of the indigenous snow trout, Schizothoraxcurvifrons from Dal Lake Kashmir were analyzed using 11 morphometric and 5 meristic characters. The various morphometric characters compared showed high co-efficient of correlation (r) values, indicating that the characters were highly correlated to each other, thereby signifying homogeneity within the population. Based on the analysis of meristic characters, the fin formula of S. curvifrons can be written was found as D8–9 Pel8–11 P15–20 A6–7 C17–21.

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Keywords

Dal Lake, Kashmir, meristic, morphometry, Schizothorax curvifrons.

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