Allometric Growth in Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon serpae) Larvae


ÇELİK P., Cirik S.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.10, no.17, pp.2267-2270, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/javaa.2011.2267.2270
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2267-2270

Abstract

We describe the allometric growth patterns of Hyphessobrycon serpae (Serpae tetra) larvae raised under aquarium conditions from hatch to day 30 (metamorphosis). Allometric growth patterns of some morphometric characters (total length, head length, trunk length, tail length, body depth, pre-anal myomer length, post-anal myomer length, pre-anal length, eye diameter and snout length) were modeled by a power function and were described by the growth coefficient.