Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK



Short Communications

Length–weight relationships for 18 Lessepsian (Red Sea) immigrant fish species from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey


Ertan  Taskavak a1c1 and Murat  Bilecenoglu a1
a1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, 35100 Bornova-Izmir, Turkey

Abstract

Length–weight relationships were estimated for 18 Red Sea immigrant fish species from the eastern Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. The values of the exponent b in the length–weight regression (W= aLb) ranged between 2·482 and 3·355. The median value was 3·018 and 50% of the values ranged between 2·835 and 3·121.

(Received June 8 2001)
(Accepted July 19 2001)


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c1 E-mail: taskavak@sufak.ege.edu.tr