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Study on the Gonadosomatic Indices of Sea Urchin Echinometra mathaei in Persian Gulf, Iran

Study on the Gonadosomatic Indices of Sea Urchin Echinometra mathaei in Persian Gulf, Iran

Mousa Keshavarz1*, Ehsan Kamrani1, Narges Amrollahi Biuki1 and Hossein Zamani2

1Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, University of Hormozgan, Post Box: 3995 Bandar Abbas, Iran
2Department of Statistics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Hormozgan, Post Box:3995 Bandar Abbas, Iran

*           Corresponding author: musakeshavarz@gmail.com

Fig 1

Distributions of weights of 217 E. mathaei samples for the studied period (March–September, 2014) due to their genders. A, Total wet weight (40.38±20.592); B, Wet weight of gonads (3.13±2.725).

Fig 2

OSR (Mean ± Standard Deviation) and the gonadosomatic indices of E.mathaei from March to September, 2014. The different alphabet above numbers as a superscript show significant differences between months on samples (p<0.05).

Fig 3

The three %GSIs shown on one a 3D plot for females (A) and males (B) in two seasons of spring (March- May) and summer (June-September).

OSR
Sex Ratio
GSI 1
GSI 2
GSI 3
GMC
f

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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