• On the length-weight relationship of the little-known lesser spiny eel,Macrognathus aculeatus (Bloch) (Pisces: Mastacembelidae)

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      Length-weight relationship; Macrognathus aculeatus ; logarithmic equation; regression coefficient; cubic value

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      The length-weight relationship was computed independently for males and females ofMacrognathus aculeatus. The analysis of covariance revealed no significant difference (p=0·05) between the length-weight relationship of males and females. Hence, a common logarithmic equation (log W=−5·6934+3·1234 log L) was fitted for the species. The regression coefficient of logarithm of weight on logarithm of length was found to depart significantly (p=0·05) from the cubic value.

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      R J Lazarus1 P Sita Rami Reddy1

      1. Department of Zoology, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Tambaram, Madras - 600 059, India
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