Biometric Traits and Ecology of Sichel, Pelecus cultratus (Linnaeus, 1758) with Notes on its Recent Status in the Middle Flow of the Danube River Tributaries (Slovenia and Croatia)
Merica Slišković1, Meta Povž2, Marina Piria3,*, Goran Jakšić4, Ana Gracanin5 andGorana Jelić Mrčelić1
Historical and recent distribution of the sichel in Slovenia and Croatia.
Measured morphometric traits (1) total body length; (2) standard body length; (3) head length; (4) head height; (5) preorbital distance; (6) eye diameter; (7) postorbital distance; (8) predorsal distance; (9) preanal distance; (10) maximum body height; (11) caudal peduncle length; (12) minimum body height, (13) length of base D; (14) length of base A; (15) length P; (16) length V, height of dorsal fin (17), height of anal fin (18), distance P-V(19), distance V-A (20). Abbreviations and schematic illustration were used according to Brylinska (1986).
The relationship between the total length (L) and condition factor (K) of the sichel, Pelecus cultratus, in the Mur River (K=0.0023L+0.4547, r2=0.0298; n=14)
Length-weight relationship of the sichel, Pelecus cultratus, (n=14) from the Mur River (W = 0.004 L3.119).