Distribution and Abundance of Finfishth Eggs from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India
Selvam JD*, Varadharajan AB and Balasubramanian T
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Selvam JD
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date: August 03, 2013; Accepted date: October 07, 2013; Published date: October 16, 2013
Citation: Selvam JD, Varadharajan AB, Balasubramanian T (2013) Distribution and Abundance of Finfish Eggs from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India. J Earth Sci Clim Change 5: 166. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000166
Copyright: © 2013 Selvam JD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Finfish eggs were collected monthly during January 2011 to December 2012 at Muthupettai coast. Finfish eggs abundance data is an important for patterns of distribution, an areas providing information for nursery ground and a range of adult and spawning trends. Environmental parameters such as rainfall, atmospheric temperature, water temperature, salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen were recorded and correlated with the distribution of fish eggs. The density of fin fish eggs at all stations showed a seasonal variation. The maximum number of eggs were recorded during post monsoon followed by pre monsoon, summer and monsoon seasons. The seasonal occurrence of finfish eggs did not follow a similar pattern during the two-year period of study. This might be due to the fluctuation in the environmental parameters. It is evident from the present study that the water temperature and salinity appear to play a significant role in determining the distribution of fin fish eggs in the study area.