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Length-Weight Relationship Parameters of Tropical Coral Reef Fishes in the South China Sea

Length-Weight Relationship Parameters of Tropical Coral Reef Fishes in the South China Sea

Jun Zhang, Kui Zhang, Zuozhi Chen*, Yane Jiang, Yancong Cai, Yuyan Gong and Wenming Yu

Key Laboratory of Open-Sea Fishery Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou 510300, China
 
* Corresponding author: zzchen2000@163.com; zkexin0901@126.com

 

ABSTRACT

The present study reports the length-weight relationship parameters of dominant coral reef fish species in the South China Sea. The specimes were collected by hand-line in the lagoons of five representative coral reefs during June 2013 to September 2018. According to FishBase, this study provides first report on LWR of six studied species and practically available parameters on LWR for three species. The estimated b values ranged between 2.218 (Parapercis millepunctata) to 3.308 (Halichoeres hartzfeldii) and the corresponding a values ranged between 3.98×10-6 (H. hartzfeldii) to 6.00×10-4 (P. millepunctata). In five coral reefs, the means of b was significantly smaller than 3. There was significant negative linear correlation between lga and b
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 52, Iss. 5, Pages 1631-2026

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