Length-weight relationships of forty-nine fish species from shallow waters of Gokceada Island, northern Aegean Sea


ALTIN A. , AYYILDIZ H. , KALE S. , Alver C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.39, no.5, pp.971-975, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1412-15
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-975
  • Keywords: Marine fish, near shore, coastal, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean, SAROS BAY, TURKEY, GREECE

Abstract

Length-weight relationships (LWRs) of 49 fish species belonging to 18 families from the shallow waters (0-20 m) of Gokceada Island were reported. Fish specimens were sampled monthly with a beach seine (0-2 m) and beam trawl (5-20 m) between June 2013 and June 2014. The b values estimates varied between 2.66 and 3.59. Five of the 49 species (Arnoglossus kessleri, Scorpaena maderensis, Symphodus ocellatus, Symphodus rostratus, and Gobius geniporus) presented maximum length values that exceeded their maximum lengths listed in FishBase.