Authors: YAŞAR ÖZVAROL
Abstract: Length-weight relationships (LWRs) were determined for 14 fish species from the Gulf Antalya along the northeastern Mediterranean Sea coast of Turkey. Samples were collected using bottom trawl at depths varying from 25 to 150 m. The parameters a and b from the LWR formula W = aL^b were estimated. The values of the exponent b of the length-weight relationships ranged from 2.513 to 3.465. Seven species (Pagrus pagrus, Pagellus erythrinus, Nemipterus randalli, Merluccius merluccius, Citharus linguatula, Chelidonichthys lastoviza, Spicara flexuosa) indicated negative allometries, 5 species (Serranus cabrilla, Mullus surmuletus, Mullus barbatus barbatus, Upeneus moluccensis, Saurida undosquamis) indicated positive allometries, and 2 species (Boops boops, Serranus hepatus) indicated isometries.
Keywords: Fish growth, marine fish, Gulf of Antalya, northeastern Mediterranean Sea
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