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BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SPOTTED SCAT SCATOPHAGUS ARGUS (LINNAEUS) IN BINH DAI DISTRICT, BEN TRE PROVINCE

Vo Dinh Linh, Nguyen Dinh Mao

Abstract


Within the period of July, 2005 to June, 2006, a total of 373 spotted scats were obtained. Total length in mm,  body weight and gonad weight in grams were studied. The total length at maximum size was 281 mm (♀). The length - weight relationship was determined following for female W = 10-1L-2.8384, for male W = 10-1L2.8384. Food compositions of spotted scat were mainly Scatophagus,  Phytoplankton and some Zooplankton. Spawning occurred year-round with peak activity from August to  October. Size at maturity was 100 mm (Lt) for female.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/1859-3097/8/2/6303 Display counter: Abstract : 11 views. PDF : 0 views.

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