Impact of Seasonal Variation on The Spermatozoa Reproductive Cycle of Hemantura Walgo (Müller & Henle, 1841) From Iraqi Marine Waters

  • Noori AbdulNabi Nasir 1Department of Invertebrates, Marine Science Canter, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
  • Janan Hasen Jasem 2Department of Marine Science College, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
Keywords: Seasonal variation, Spermatozo, Hemantura walgo, Iraqi Marine waters

Abstract

The impact of seasonal variation on the spermatozoa reproductive cycle of Hemantura walgo in Western North of Arabian Gulf from January 2016 to December 2017 was studied. A total 225 individuals males of H. walga were collected using beach net.  Gonads Somatic index (GSI) was high during May (10.1) and September (9.98) and the lowest values were recorded during on February, July and October with their values were 0.85, 1.21 and 1.43 respectively. Mature males were noticed during May and September which indicates there are two reproduction periods for H. walga during the year. The relationship between weight and width desk of  H. walga was also investigated and generally demonstrated positive allometric growth (b > 3) for this species Thus, this study supplies to a better understand of  seasonal variation on the spermatozoa reproductive cycle of H. walgo. The findings of this study also are essential to the estimation, protection and  management of H. walgo , in addition to providing  plan for the improvement of conservation strategies

Published
2019-01-28
How to Cite
Nasir, N. A., & Jasem, J. H. (2019). Impact of Seasonal Variation on The Spermatozoa Reproductive Cycle of Hemantura Walgo (Müller & Henle, 1841) From Iraqi Marine Waters. Iraqi Journal of Science, 60(1), 29-35. Retrieved from https://ijs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/eijs/article/view/600
Section
Biology