Population Dynamics of Echinometra mathaei (Echinoidea: Echinodermata) Found on Buleji, Pakistan, North Arabian Sea
Saima Siddique1* and Zarrien Ayub2
Map showing the collection site. Scale bar 2 km. Inset shows the coastline of Pakistan.
Relationships between total wet weight -test diameter; total wet weight-test height and test height and test diameter for sea urchin Echinometra mathaei during study period (April 2011-November 2012) at Buleji.
Temporal variability of the morphometric characters of Echinometra mathaei population from April 2011 to November 2012 at Buleji.
Modal progression analysis of Echinometra mathaei size-frequency data (thick line) based on Battacharya’s method at Buleji.
Length-frequency distribution output from FiSAT with superimposed growth curve for Echinometra mathaei at Buleji. D∞ = 8.2 cm (test diameter), K = 0.48 year-1.
Von Bertalanffy population model estimates of size-at-age for Echinometra mathaei at Buleji.