Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of the Salema Sarpa salpa (Linnaeus, 1758) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea of Turkey)


BAYHAN B. , KARA A.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.47, ss.1141-1146, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1141-1146

Özet

A total of 927 specimens of salema, Sarpa salpa, were collected by commercial gillnet and trammel net fishing between October 2004 and September 2005 from the Izmir Bay. Fish size ranged in total length (TL)15.6 - 42.6 cm in all sexes. The parameters a and b of the length-weight relationships (LWRs) were calculated as W=aL(b) are presented LWRs for males, females, hermaphrodite and the total sample population was determined as W=0.0294L(2.750), W=0.0216L(2.840), W=0.0115L(3.058) and W=0.0189L(2.894), respectively. Length-length relationships (LLRs) were measured as TL=a+bFL, FL=a+bSL and SL=a+bTL equations in all sexes and combined. In all the samples together, LLRs are as follows: TL=0.088+1.1255FL, FL=0.043+1.0608SL and SL=0.000+0.8414TL. The results further indicated that LLRs were highly inter correlated (r(2) < 0.90, p < 0.01).