S.P Uniyal, Anoop K Dobriyal, M.S. Bisht and H. K. Joshi
Department of Zoology, HNB Garhwal University Campus, PAURI GARHWAL - 246
The paper deals with the interrelationships of morphometric characters and
their significance in the taxonomic raciation and identification of Tor
chilinoides (McClelland), a hillstream detritivore fish collected from the
river Western Nayar in the Garhwal, Central Himalaya. It was observed that
all the body parts grow in accordance with the total length of the body.
The maximum total length of the fish was observed to be 23.6 cm, which is
the highest size collected so far in this region. The head length was 20.45
±0.71 percent of the total length. Females were larger in size than
males. The eyes were situated just ahead of the middle of head length, and
the body depth was slightly less than the head length. Regression analyses
were made between different dependent and independent variables by using
the method of least squares and were tested by the analysis of variance
Key words: Morphometrics, meristic analysis, T. chilinoides, Garhwal. .