JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP

About Journal
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    RnD Division
    Subscription Info
    Contact Journal
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
For Authors
    Authoring Guidelines
    Publication Process
    Track Paper Status

Search the Journal web-site through Google:

        Abstract - Issue Jan 2014, 35 (1)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Study of the length-weight relationship and condition factor

for the Golden Mahseer, Tor putitora from Himalayan rivers of India


HüseyinOğuz ÇOBAN1* and Seher ÖZDAMAR2

1Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Forestry, 32260, Isparta, Turkey

2Süleyman Demirel University, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, 32260, Isparta, Turkey

*Corresponding Author E-mail:




Publication Data

Paper received:

01 August 2012


Revised received:

01 March 2013



03 June 2013




The Golden mahseer Tor putitora (Hamilton, 1822) is one of the most important sport fish even its endangered status is due to its declining population. The length-weight relationship and the condition factor for T. putitora (N=150) from four different geographical regions in eastern and western Himalayas were studied. Fish sampling took place from December 2009 to March 2011. The b (slope) values obtained ranged from 2.69-3.10. However, no significant deviation was observed from the isometric value (b=3) therefore population from all four locations followed isometric growth pattern. The length-weight regression equation obtained for Bhalokpong, Arunachal Pradesh was Log W = -5.276+3.108Log L; for Anji, J&K was Log W = -4.633+2.811Log L; for Basoli, J&K was Log W = -4.315+2.690Log L and for Jogindernagar, Himachal Pradesh was LogW= -5.260+3.082LogL. The condition factor revealed that the population of eastern Himalayas in Jia bhoreli river was in better condition (K=0.98±0.12) in comparison to western Himalayas. Among the western Himalayan region the population of Ravi river was in poor condition (K=0.78±0.11).


 Key words

Condition factor, Golden mahseer, Length-weight relationship 



Copyright © 2014 Triveni Enterprises. All rights reserved. No part of the Journal can be reproduced in any form without prior permission. Responsibility regarding the authenticity of the data, and the acceptability of the conclusions enforced or derived, rest completely with the author(s).