African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12487

Full Length Research Paper

Some morphometric relationship traits of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) from Head Panjnad, Pakistan

Muhammad Naeem1*, Amina Zuberi2, Naveed Ahmad Khan1, Saeed Akhtar Rasool1, Hafiza Fatima Ismail1 and Abida Qamar1
  1Zoology Division, Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan. 2Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 13 June 2012
  •  Published: 01 November 2012



In the present research work, 127 Labeo bata having diverse body size ranging from 8.20 to 16.00 cm total length collected from Head Panjnad, Pakistan were used for the analysis of some morphometrics, that is, length-weight and length-length relationships. Condition factor and their relationships to investigate growth external morphometric characters, that is, total length (TL), standard length (SL), fork length (FL), head length (HL), head width (HW), body girth (BG), dorsal fin length (DFL), dorsal fin base (DFB), pectoral fin length (PtFL), pectoral fin base (PtFB), pelvic fin length (PvFL), anal fin length (AFL), caudal fin length (CFL) and caudal fin width (CFW) showed highly significant correlation with both cases, that is, increasing total length and body weight. A significant positive relationship was found between condition factor (K) and body weight, while no significant correlation was found in condition factor and total length.


Key words: Morphometry, length-weight, length-length relationship, condition factor, Labeo bata


TL, Total length; SL, standard length; FL, fork length; HL, head length; HW, head width; DFL, dorsal fin length; DFB, dorsal fin base; PtFL, pectoral fin length; PvFL, pelvic fin length; AFL, anal fin length; CFL, caudal fin length; CFW, caudal fin width; LWR, length-weight relationship; BG, body girth.