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Length-weight relationships of Nigerian coastal water fishes

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  • King, R.P.
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    Length-weight relationships (LWR) of 76 fish populations, distributed among 11 families, 18 genera and 22 species, inhabiting coastal (marine/brackish water ) ecosystems in Nigeria were estimated (39 cases) or assembled from the literature (37 cases). The mean exponent (b = 2.912) is significantly less than 3. While the frequency distribution of a was positively skewed, that of b was approximately normal. The mean a and b data are also presented by fish genera and families.

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    Article provided by The WorldFish Center in its journal Naga.

    Volume (Year): 19 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 53-58

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    Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfnaga:32002

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    Keywords: Length-weight relationships; Coastal fisheries; Coastal waters; Nigeria; Pisces;

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