Morphometric parameters of the sagittal otoliths of 10 fish species belonging to Sparidae family from the coastal areas of Çanakkale Strait, Turkey

Ayyıldız H., Altın A., Kurtkaya E.

II. INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL & LIFE SCIENCE CONFERENCE, Edirne, Turkey, 1 - 03 September 2020, no.237, pp.933-939

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Edirne
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.933-939
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to compare the morphometric parameters between the right and left sagittal otoliths of ten species belonging to the Sparidae family, from the coastal areas of Çanakkale Strait, Turkey. A total of 600 specimens were collected monthly using beach seine (0–2 m) and beam trawl (5–20 m) from June 2013 to June 2014. The morphometric parameters such as length, width, area and perimeter of the sagittal otoliths were measured and compared between right and left otoliths. The relationships between otolith morphometric parameters (length, width, area and perimeter) and total length were also examined. These relationships can be useful for researchers who examining stomach contents of piscivorous predators.