JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-TARIM BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.21, no.2, pp.270-278, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
This study was carried out between September 2006 - September 2008 in Saros Bay (Northern Aegean Sea, Turkey). The fish samples were collected using a commercial bottom trawl net with 44 mm codend mesh size at depths ranging from 0 to 500 m The spawning period of four-spotted megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii Risso, 1810) occurred between February and May. First sexual maturity length was 14.9 cm for females and 15.3 cm for males. Absolute fecundity - total length, absolute fecundity - total weight and absolute fecundity - age relationships were estimated as F=1.487 x TL3.22, F=264.39 x W + 14.103 and F= 12.207 x A - 11.279, respectively. This study includes first data on some reproductive characteristics of four-spotted megrim for Turkish waters.