Length-weight relationships of Nigerian coastal water fishes
AbstractLength-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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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by The WorldFish Center in its journal Naga.
Volume (Year): 19 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Length-weight relationships; Coastal fisheries; Coastal waters; Nigeria; Pisces;
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