Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2013
Volume: 12
Issue: 5
Page No. 644 - 649

Age and Growth Properties of Acanthobrama marmid Heckel, 1843 Population Inhabiting Uzuncayir Damlake (Tunceli/Turkey)

Authors : Mehmet Zulfu Coban and Fahrettin Yuksel

Abstract: This study was aimed to investigate the some growth properties of Acanthobrama marmid Heckel, 1843 population in Uzuncayir Dam Lake (Tunceli/Turkey) between May 2011 to September 2012. A total of 604 A. marmid samples (340 males and 264 females) were caught from Uzuncayir Dam Lake; the age composition of the specimens ranged between 1-9 years. The overall sex ratio (females/males) was 1:0.78. Total lengths of specimens ranged from 8.80-27.80 cm and weights ranged from 6.20-182.00 g. The von Bertalanffy growth parameters were L∞ = 28.25 cm, K = 0.26 year-1 and t0 = –0.90 year for males and L∞ = 28.49 cm, K = 0.23 year-1 and t0 = –1.24 year for females. The length-weight relationship was found as W = 0.009xTL3.009 in males and W = 0.012xTL2.926 in females. The growth performance index (Φ') values of males, females and all samples were 2.317, 2.271 and 2.301, respectively. The condition factor values varied between 0.61-1.30 for entire population.

How to cite this article:

Mehmet Zulfu Coban and Fahrettin Yuksel , 2013. Age and Growth Properties of Acanthobrama marmid Heckel, 1843 Population Inhabiting Uzuncayir Damlake (Tunceli/Turkey). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 12: 644-649.

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