Relationships between total length and otolith measurements for 36 fish species from Gokceada Island, Turkey


Altin A., AYYILDIZ H.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, cilt.34, ss.136-141, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jai.13509
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.136-141

Özet

The relationships between fish total length and otolith measurements (OL, OW and OR) were described by means of allometric power equation for 36 fish species from Gokceada Island, Turkey. Regressions were also estimated at genus level. A total of 14364 specimens were collected monthly using beach seine (0-2 m) and beam trawl (5-20 m) from June 2013 to June 2014. Generally, the otolith length showed the highest correlation for predicting fish total length. This paper represents the first relationships between otolith morphometrics and fish total length for 12 species. These relationships can be useful for researchers who examining stomach contents of piscivorous predators.