Female Gonadal Histology of Indian River Shad, Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822) – A Tactic of Reproductive Biology.Basumatary S, Talukdar B, Choudhury H, Kalita HK, Saikia DJ, Mazumder A and Sarma D*
Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sarma D
Department of Zoology
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Received Date: November 17, 2016 Accepted Date: November 12, 2016 Published Date: December 19, 2016
Citation: Basumatary S, Talukdar B, Choudhury H, Kalita HK, Saikia DJ, et al. (2016) Female Gonadal Histology of Indian River Shad, Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822) – A Tactic of Reproductive Biology. Poult Fish Wildl Sci 4: 173. doi:10.4172/2375-446X.1000173
Copyright: © 2016 Basumatary S, 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.
The present study deals with histological studies on different maturity stages of female gonad of Indian River Shad, Gudusia chapra collected from the lower reaches of River Brahmaputra, Assam, India during November 2013 to December 2015. The result shows different histological structures of each oocyte developmental stages: The observed seven stages correspond with those described macroscopically for various species of teleost fishes. Stage VI was characterised by ovulated oocyte, which histologically resemble a maturity phase. A high proportion of spawner (55%) was found, together with a relatively low occurrence of juvenile fishes in the each month (22%).