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Length-Weight Relationship of the Invasive Mosquitofish

Length-Weight Relationship of the Invasive Mosquitofish

Wen Xiong1,2*, Qitao Zeng2, Dangen Gu1 and Yinchang Hu1*

1Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences/ Key Laboratory of Recreational Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas, Guangzhou 510380, China
2College of Fisheries, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, China

*      Corresponding author: chinaxiongwen@gmail.com; huyc22@163.com

ABSTRACT

This study presents 49 length-weight relationships gathered from literature and our investigation pertaining to Gambusia affinis and G. holbrooki. The value of the slope b ranged from 2.44 for male G. holbrooki in Tajan River (Iran) to 3.81 for combined G. holbrooki in reservoirs of Segura River basin (Spain). The mean value of b was 3.11 (SD =0.30), which significantly higher than 3 (t-test, p<0.05). The median value of b was 3.15 and 50% of the b values ranged between 2.95 and 3.31.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

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

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