Age determination of archer fishes (Toxotes jaculatrix and toxotes chatareus) inhabiting Malaysian estuaries

Simon Kumar Das, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, Zaidi Che Cob, Abdullah Samat, A. Arshad

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Abstract

In this study the most common bony structure (scales) and method was investigated for age determination of archer fishes. A total of 85 specimens of archer fishes (Toxotes chatareus and Toxotes jaculatrix) from the estuaries of South Johore, Malaysia were examined for age. Scale length is linearly proportion (r = 0.816) to standard length (SL). Relationship between scale length (L) and scale weight (W) can be expressed by the formula W = 0.01 55L2.917. Daily growth rings and annulus of scales count up demonstrated that the ages of the samples for both species were mostly 1-2 years and a handful samples of T. jaculatrix were above 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1099
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Sciences
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Archer fish
  • Daily growth rings
  • Scale
  • Taxotes chatareus
  • Taxotes jaculatrix

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  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Medicine

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Age determination of archer fishes (Toxotes jaculatrix and toxotes chatareus) inhabiting Malaysian estuaries. / Das, Simon Kumar; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Che Cob, Zaidi; Samat, Abdullah; Arshad, A.

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