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Length Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Guinean Tilapia Coptodon guineensis (Gunther, 1862) from the New Calabar River and Buguma Creek, Nigeria

Length Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Guinean Tilapia Coptodon guineensis (Gunther, 1862) from the New Calabar River and Buguma Creek, Nigeria

Olaniyi Alaba Olopade1,*, Henry Eyina Dienye1, Bosede Jimba1, Nathanael Akinsafe Bamidele2, Iyabo Olusola Taiwo2

1Department of Fisheries, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
2Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: Olaniyi Alaba Olopade, olaniyi.olopade@uniport.edu.ng    

 

ABSTRACT

This research was carried out to investigate the length-weight relationship and condition factor of Coptodon guineensis from the New Calabar River and Buguma Creek, Nigeria. Assessments of the length and weight parameters indicated that the total length ranged from 12.4 cm to 29.8 cm with a mean value of 17.84±0.40 and the weight varied between 41g to 640g in subject collected from New Calabar River population. In Buguma Creek, the total length ranged from 10.9 cm to 23.5 cm with a mean value of 14.99 ± 0.26 and the weight was from 21g to 520g. The b value varied between 2.96, which were recorded for New Calabar River population, and 3.28 that was observed for Buguma Creek population. However, the condition factor of C. guineensis from Buguma Creek was significantly (p<0.005) higher than New Calabar River. These results demonstrate that the well-being of the species was slightly better in Buguma Creek than New Calabar River. Collectively these findings confirmed the ability of the species to thrive in brackish water and freshwater, and that these parameters support the assessment of the well-being of different fish in different locations.
 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 35, Iss. 1, pp. 1-165

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