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Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Hemiculter leucisculus (Basilewsky, 1855), in Anzali Wetland of Iran


Alireza Radkhah

Fisheries Department, Natural Resources Faculty, University of Tehran, Karaj. Iran.


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Received: June 3, 2015,   Accepted: July 7 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

The weight-length relationship and the condition factor have got significant role in fishery management. This study was conducted to determine length-weight relationship and Fulton’s condition factor (K) for Hemiculter leucisculus in Anzali Wetland of Iran. For this purpose, 85 specimens of Sawbelly were caught from Anzali Wetland on September, 2014 using electrofishing. Fish were fixed in 4% Formalin and transported to the laboratory. Fish were digitally weighted at 0.1 g and the total length and Standard length were obtained using ImageJ software. The total lengths of the sampled fish ranged between 8.6 cm and 16.6 cm, with corresponding standard lengths of 7.8 cm minimum and 14.4 cm maximum. Fish weights ranged between 9 g and 77.04 g. The parameter b was 3.21 in Anzali Wetland. Also, the correlation coefficient (r2) was calculated from the data to be equal to 0.98. Also, Mean condition factor of fish was found to be 1.01. The results of this study can be useful for biologists and fishery managers.


Keywords: Length-Weight relationship, Condition Factor, Hemiculter leucisculus, Anzali Wetland.


Citation:

Alireza Radkhah (2015). Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Hemiculter leucisculus (Basilewsky, 1855), in Anzali Wetland of Iran. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V3I2. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V3I2.03


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© 2015 Alireza Radkhah. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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