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Population Structure and Length-Weight Relationships of Anadara granosa and Meretrix lamarckii from the Bay of Bengal

Population Structure and Length-Weight Relationships of Anadara granosa and Meretrix lamarckii from the Bay of Bengal

Muhammad Rabiul Hasan1, Zannatul Mawa1, Muhammad Ashekur Rahman1, Selina Yeasmin2, Yahia Mahmud2 and Muhammad Yeamin Hossain1*

1Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh; 2Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Head Quarter, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.

 
*Correspondence | Muhammad Yeamin Hossain, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh; Email: yeamin2222@yahoo.com; hossainyeamin@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Mussels play a significant role in marine benthic ecological construction because they accumulate into beds, changing the nature and intricacy of the bottom. Population structure and length-weight relationships of two mussels (Anadara granosa and Meretrix lamarckii) in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh were investigated based on occasional data from January to December 2020. Samples were collected from the sampling sites (Sathkhira and Cox’sBazar) with the help of laborer in the presence of Principal investigator and research assistant. This study also revealed the maximum recorded length of A. granosa and first report of M. lamarckii from the worldwide water bodies. We observed maximum length of A. granosa was 7.50 cm (maximum recorded length) and 6.83 cm for M. lamarckii. Allometric coefficient (b) value was 2.61 and 2.83 for A. granosa and M. lamarckii, respectively that indicating the growth was negative allometric for both species. This study would be helpful for the fisheries researcher and biologist to conserve and sustainable management of these species.

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

December

Vol. 38, Iss. 4, Pages 1160-1546

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