Length-weight relationship of Eriphia verrucosa (Forskal, 1775) (warty crab) in Canakkale Strait


SU URUNLERI DERGISI, vol.35, no.4, pp.475-481, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12714/egejfas.2018.35.4.14
  • Title of Journal : SU URUNLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-481


This study was carried out between April 2016 and March 2017 in order to determine length-weight relationship of Eriphia verrucosa (Forskal, 1775) in canakkale Strait. In the study, 598 individuals were sampled by using skin diving techniques as 239 female (39.97%) and 359 male (60.03%). The carapace width (CW) of the all individuals, males and females was calculated as 55.03 +/- 0.52mm, 56.55 +/- 0.75mm and 52.76 +/- 0.63mm, respectively. The mean weights of the individuals (W) were measured as 90.48 +/- 03.37g and 62.44 +/- 02.16g respectively for male and female. Relationship between CW and W of warty crab individuals were expressed as W=0.0003CW(3.1083 )(R-2 =0.9158) for all individuals, W=0.0002CW(3.163) (R-2 =0.9223) for male and W=0.0001CW(2.6995) (R-2 =0.8427) for females. According to the calculated b value, positive allometry was determined for all individuals and males, negative allometry was determined for female individuals.