Some Observations on Relationships of the Liver, Ovary and BodyWeights for Pipefish Species at the Lake Bafa Coasts (Muğla)

Gürkan Ş. , Taşkavak E. , İnnal D.

Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, vol.7, no.3, pp.536-538, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-538


This study aims to determine rious relationships between liver, gonad and body weights of the
two pipefish species caught in two breeding seasons from the Bafa Lake (Muğla) coasts between
2014 -2016. Using beach seine-net in the lake, a total of 208 pipefish specimens (79
and 129 Synathus acus) were sampled. L-W relationship and Fulton condition factor were
W = 2E - 0.9
4.01, 0.035 ± 0.009 in S.abaster specimens. Also LW relationships and condition factor
were W = 8E-0.9
3.83 , 0.033 ± 0.01 in S. acus. On the other hand mean ± SD of HSI and GSI values
were 2.18 ± 1.65 and 7.69 ± 7.12 respectively. In
S.acus values 3.22 ± 3.13 and 5.49 ± 5.12 as
well. The decrease in HIS and K values, provides sufficient information to claim that species in
the lake spend all energy requirement obtained with proper feeding to growth and gonad