National Academy Science Letters

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 419–422 | Cite as

Age and Growth of Alien Fish Species, Cyprinus carpio var. communis (Common Carp) in the Lower Stretch of the Yamuna River at Allahabad

  • R. K. Pathak
  • A. GopeshEmail author
  • A. C. Dwivedi
  • K. D. Joshi
Short Communication


Present investigation was carried out on the fish samples of river Yamuna from Sadiapur fish landing centre during January 2008–December 2009. Studies were undertaken to assess the age composition, growth rate and age pyramid of Cyprinus carpio var. communis. Age composition varied from 0 to 13+ age groups. The maximum growth was recorded at 1+ year (20.69 cm) and minimum at the 9+ year (3.01 cm) of the life cycle. Growth of C. carpio was higher than that of recorded in Europe and Australia. According to percentage, 0 age group shared 7.53 % only. Age group 1+ was dominant (24.60 %), which was observed to be nearly one-fourth of the total collected samples. The difference was very high in 0 to 1+ age groups (17.16 %). The age groups 0, 2+, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, contributed 7.53, 18.38, 15.48, 9.84, 5.35, 3.90, 3.19, 3.04, 2.74, 2.60 and 1.59 %, respectively.


Age and growth Yamuna river Cyprinus carpio Catch 



Academic support and facilities provided by UGC-SAP and DST-FIST sponsored Department of Zoology University of Allahabad, Allahabad are thankfully acknowledged by authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Pathak
    • 1
  • A. Gopesh
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. C. Dwivedi
    • 2
  • K. D. Joshi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Regional CentreCentral Inland Fisheries Research InstituteAllahabadIndia

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