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Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Ilisha melastoma (Clupeiformes: Pristigasteridae) off Pakistan.
The length-weight relationship and condition factor for Ilisha melastoma (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) is described from samples collected between March 2004 and March 2005. The maximum standard length… Expand
Oyster species of the sub tropical coast of Pakistan (northern Arabian Sea)
In the present study 9 species of oysters belonging to three genera (Crassostrea, Saccostrea and Ostrea) were identified on the basis of their conchological and malacological features. These included… Expand
Seasonal variability of phytoplankton in a coastal lagoon and adjacent open sea in Pakistan
The coast of Pakistan (North Arabian Sea) is under the influence of the seasonal cycle of monsoons, which may result in 2 periods of elevated phytoplankton productivity, one during the north-east… Expand
Biochemical composition of the hemolymph, hepatopancreas, ovary, and muscle during ovarian maturation in the penaeid shrimps Fenneropenaeus merguiensis and F. penicillatus (Crustacea: Decapoda)
The present study quantifies the concentrations of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in the hemolymph, ovary, hepatopancreas, and muscle of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis and F. penicillatus during… Expand
Histology of gonads and cephalic brood pouch of the marine gastropod Planaxis sulcatus of Karachi Coast (Pakistan)
This histological study of 141 specimens of adult Planaxis sulcatus from Karachi showed thepresence of only female gametes in gonadal follicles,supporting the conclusion of earlier workers that… Expand
Fatty acid composition of two candidate species of aquaculture, Fenneropenaeus merguiensis and F. penicillatus (Crustacea: Decapoda) in Pakistan.
Fatty acid composition was determined in two candidate aquaculture species Fenneropenaeus merguiensis and F. penicillatus sampled from Karachi, Pakistan. Five fatty acids, that is, docosahexaenoic… Expand
Growth, mortality and stock assessment of kelee shad, Hilsa kelee (Fam: Clupeidae) in the coastal waters of Pakistan
Growth of kelee shad, Hilsa kelee, in the coastal waters of Pakistan was estimated from the lengthfrequency samples. The von Bertalanffy growth equation was Lt = 23.10 (1 − exp (−0.94(t + 0.18))).… Expand
Occurrence and temporal variation in the size-frequency distribution of 2 bloom-forming jellyfishes, Catostylus perezi (L. Agassiz, 1862) and Rhizostoma pulmo (Cuvier, 1800), in the Indus Delta along…
Blooms of jellyfishes were studied at 3 sites, namely Bhanbore, Mirpur Sakro, and Keti Bunder. The sampling was carried out from April 2005 to March 2006. Only 2 species of jellyfish, Catostylus… Expand
First Confirmed Record of the Littoral Genus Fortuynia Hammen (Acari: Oribatida: Fortuyniidae) from Pakistan (Northern Arabian Sea)
The intertidal oribatid mite Fortuynia longisetaPfingstl, 2015, is reported for the first time from the coast of Pakistan, extending its known northern distribution limit in the Indian Ocean.… Expand
Sex-ratio, maturation and spawning of the Indian ilisha, ilisha melastoma (clupeiformes: pristigasteridae) in coastal waters of Pakistan (northern Arabian Sea)
Present study showed that the over-all sex-ratio deviated in favour of females in Ilisha melastoma. However, the sexratio was approximately 1:1 in certain months while in others it was in favor of… Expand