Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

Free Publication Certificate

Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Landmark-based morphometric and meristic variations of Churru snowtrout Schizothorax esocinus from three locations of river Jhelum, Kashmir, India

Author(s):
Bisma Khan, Tasaduq H Shah, Farooz A Bhat, Bilal A Bhat, Adnan Abubakr, Oyas A Asimi, Sobia Gul and Ishrat Salam
Abstract:
Landmark-based morphometrics were examined to evaluate the population status of S. esocinus to address the taxonomic problems and also to identify the distinctness of populations using truss network amongst the conventional methods. In this context, we have investigated the comparative significance of three morphological methods meristic and truss network system.
Morphometric characters along with truss network measurements and meristic counts were applied. Measurements of body parts were made with the head of fish pointing left. Since meristic characters were independent of size of the fish and did not change during growth the raw meristic data were used in analysis. Significant differences were observed in four of 6 meristic counts and twelve of (1-11, 10-11, 2-10, 3-11, 4-5, 5-8, 5-6, 6-7, 6-8, 3-12, 10-12, 4-6) out of 30 truss measurements. The first DF accounted for 86.0% while the second DF accounted for 14.0 %, respectively explaining 100% of total variability. The cross validation of this analysis revealed that the percentage of correctly classified fishes was 80.7% into their original groups. . The analysis revealed that there is an intermixing of stock between the three populations of S. esocinus.
Pages: 651-655  |  321 Views  106 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Bisma Khan, Tasaduq H Shah, Farooz A Bhat, Bilal A Bhat, Adnan Abubakr, Oyas A Asimi, Sobia Gul and Ishrat Salam. Landmark-based morphometric and meristic variations of Churru snowtrout Schizothorax esocinus from three locations of river Jhelum, Kashmir, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 651-655.
Important Publications Links
The Pharma Innovation Journal

The Pharma Innovation Journal


Call for book chapter