Some Population Parameters of Carassius auratus (L., 1758) in Lake Eğirdir


Abstract: The sex composition, age, length and body mass relationship, Von Bertalanffy growth equation and condition factor of 342 individuals were investigated to determine some population parameters of goldfish (Carassius auratus L., 1758) between June 1998 and May 1999 in Lake Eğirdir. Sex composition was 32.75 % females and 67.25 % males and the fish were 0-IV years old. The length-body mass relationship was W = 0.0210 L^{3,0598}, the Von Bertalanffy growth equation was Lt = 122.7 [1-e^{-0.033(t+3.74)}] and the average condition factor was 2.520 ± 0.012. It was observed during this period that this species is well suited to Lake Eğirdir.

Keywords: Goldfish, Carassius auratus, population parameters, Lake Eğirdir

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