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Noureen FAROOQ, Nazia QAMAR, Shahnaz RASHID, Sher Khan PANHWAR. Length-weight relationship of eleven species of marine catfishes from the northern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan[J]. HaiyangYuHuZhao, 2017, 35(5): 1218-1220

Length-weight relationship of eleven species of marine catfishes from the northern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan

Noureen FAROOQ, Nazia QAMAR, Shahnaz RASHID, Sher Khan PANHWAR
Center of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
This study records length-weight relationships (LWRs) for eleven commercially important marine catfish species of the family Ariidae (sea catfishes) and Plotosidae (eel catfishes) from the northern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan. The specimens were sampled from December 2014 to November 2015, using bottom trawls with various mesh sizes by commercial vessels. The species were Nemapteryx caelatus, Sciades sona, Arius gagora, Batrachocephalus mino, Netuma thalassina, N. bilineata, Osteogeneiosus militaris, Plicofollis dussumieri, P. tenuispinis, Plotosus limbatus, and P. lineatus. Of the eleven species, two species A. gagora and N. bilineata were recorded for the first time and LWRs for four species A. gagora, N. bilineata, S. sona, and B. mino still have no data in the FishBase database. In addition, new maximum length for each of the three species N. bilineata, O. militaris and B. mino was also found.
Key words:    Haematococcus pluvialis|cell cycle|proliferation patterns   
Received: 2016-04-14   Revised: 2016-05-30
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