Reproductive Biology of Hemibagrus nemurus from the Kampar Kiri River, Mentulik Village, Kampar Kiri Hilir District Kampar Regency, Riau Province

Merissa Handayani, Deni Efizon, Efawani Efawani



Hemibagrus nemurus is present in the Kampar Kiri River. A study aims to understand the reproductive biology aspects of this fish has been conducted from July-August 2019. The fish was sampled 4 times, twice/month. Parameters measured were sexual characteristics, sex ratio, gonad maturity level, gonad somatic index (GSI), fecundity and egg diameter. Results shown that there were 24 males and 28 female (sex ratio 1:1). The female has bigger body than that of the male. Gonad Somatic Index (GSI) of the male was ranged from 0.15%-0.44%  andthat of the female was ranged from 0.07% - 4.05%. The fecundity of female was ranged from 2,040 – 26,180 eggs/fish. Egg diameter ranged from 0.33 – 0.44 mm and eggs in different sizes distribute evenly in the ovary, indicating that H. nemurus is a total spawner.

 Keywords: Catfish, Reproduction, Sex Ratio, GSI, Fecundity, Total Spawner

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