Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Bionomics of hill-stream cyprinids. IV. Length-weight relationship ofLabeo dero (Ham.) from India

  • 16 Accesses

  • 2 Citations


Parabolic equations describing the body length-body weight relationships in 311Labeo dero (Ham.) are determined. The differences between regression coefficients of the two sexes and length classes were highly significant. The difference between regression coefficients of the two length classes was significant at 5% level.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Beverton R J and Holt S J 1957 On the dynamics of exploited fish populations;Fish. invest. 19 533

  2. Chauhan B S and Ramakrishna J 1953 Fauna of Balangir district (formerly Patna state), Orissa. I;Fish. Rec. Indian Mus. 51 404

  3. Chauhan R S and Malhotra S K 1981 Log-normal distribution of parasitization index and gastro-parasitic index in the fish-cestode relationships of hill-stream fishes;Curr. Sci. 50 917–918

  4. Chauhan R S and Malhotra S K 1984 Association of temperature with establishment and survival of pseudophyllidean cestodes in hill-stream fishes;Curr. Sci. 53 (in press)

  5. Chauhan R S, Malhotra S K and Capoor V N 1981 The distribution and abundance of cestodes in eleven species of teleosts from Garhwal Himalayas with a note on host biology;Himalayan J. Sci. 1 15–30

  6. Croxton F E 1953 Elementary statistics with applications in medicine;The biological science (New York: Dover) 376 p

  7. Eggleston D 1970A symposium on the Japan current (Japan: Jap. Soc. Sci. Fish.) (ed.) J C Mar 417–424

  8. Grover S P 1971 Some biological notes onBarilius bendelisis (Ham.);Indian J. Fish. 18 182–183

  9. Hart T J 1946 Report on the trawling surveys on the Patagonian continental shelf;Discovery Rep. 223 223–408

  10. Hora S L and Mukherjee D D 1936 Fishes of the Eastern Doons, United Provinces;Rec. Indian Mus. 38 133–146

  11. Johnson A G and Horton H F 1972 Length-weight relationship, food habits, parasites, and sex and age determination of the ratfish,Hydrolagus colliei (Lay and Bennett);Fish. Bull. 70 421–429

  12. Krishnamoorthi B 1971 Length-weight relationship inNemipterusjaponicus of Andhra-Orissa coast;Indian J. Fish. 18 1–21

  13. Lal M B and Chatterjee P 1962 Survey of Eastern Doon fishes with certain notes on their biology;J. Zool. Soc. India 14 203–243

  14. LeCren E D 1951 The length-weight relationship and seasonal cycle in gonad weight and condition in the perch (Perca fluviatilis);J. Anim. Ecol. 20 201–219

  15. Malhotra S K 1981a Cestode infection in freshwater fishes of Garhwal Himalayas, India;Geobios 8 90–92

  16. Malhotra S K 1981b Systems models for parasite pathways in ichthyoparasitology of the Himalayan riverine ecosystem;Curr. Sci. 50 874–875

  17. Malhotra S K 1982 Bionomics of hill-stream cyprinids. III. Food, parasites and length-weight relationship of Garwhal mahaseer,Tor tor (Ham.);Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Anim. Sci.) 91 479–485

  18. Malhotra S K, Chauhan R S and Capoor V N 1980a Nematode infection in relation to some ecological aspects of hill-stream fishes;Geobios 7 193–198

  19. Malhotra S K, Chauhan R S and Capoor V N 1980b Statistical analysis of cestode infection in relation to some ecological aspects of hill-stream fishes in Garhwal Himalayas, India;Indian J. Helminthol. 32 43–52

  20. Menon M A S 1952 On collection of fish from Manipur, Assam;Rec. Indian Mus. 2 270–285

  21. Misu H 1964 Fisheries biology of the ribbonfish (Trichiurus lepturus) in the East China and Yellow Seas;Bull. Seikai Reg. Fish. Res. Lab. 32 1–58

  22. Mojumdar P 1971 Length-weight relationship in the cat-fish,Tachysurus thalassimus (Ruppell);Indian J. Fish. 18 179–182

  23. Narasimham K A 1970 On the length-weight relationship and relative condition inTrichiurus lepturus Linn;Indian J. Fish. 17 90–96

  24. Qadri M Y and Mir S 1980 Length-weight relationship ofOreinus plagiostomus (McClell.);Geohios 7 158–159

  25. Rounsefell G A and Everhart W H 1953Fishery science: Its methods and applications (New York: John Wiley) 444 p

  26. Sekharan K V 1968 Length-weight relationship inSardinella albella (Val.) and S.gibbosa (Bleek.);Indian J. Fish. 15 166–174

  27. Singh P P 1964 Fishes of the Doon valley;Ichthyologica 3 86–92

  28. Snedecor G W and Cochran W G 1967Statistical methods (Iowa: State Univ. Press) 593 p

  29. Srivastava G J 1968 Fishes of Eastern Uttar PradeshVishwavidyalaya Prakashan, 140 p

  30. Sultan Salim 1981 Length-weight relationship in the cat-fishMystus vittatus (Bloch.);Geobios 8 140–141

  31. Sultan Salim and Shamsi M J K 1981 Morphometric study ofPuntius sarana (Ham.) of the river Kali;Geobios 8 17–21

  32. Vinci G K and Nair A K K 1974 Length-weight relationship in the threadfin bream,Nemipterus japonicus along the Kerala coast;Indian J. Fish. 21 299–302

  33. Zeller R A and Carmines D G 1978Statistical analysis of social data (Chicago: Rand McNally) 397 p

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Sandeep K Malhotra.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Malhotra, S.K., Chauhan, R.S. Bionomics of hill-stream cyprinids. IV. Length-weight relationship ofLabeo dero (Ham.) from India. Proc Ani Sci 93, 411–417 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03186288

Download citation


  • Parabolic equations
  • coefficient of determination
  • heterogeneity
  • correlated variance
  • allometric