Variation in the Allometry of Morphometric Characteristics, Growth, and Condition Factors of Wild Bostrychus sinensis (Butidae) in Northern Vietnam
Nam Thanh Nguyen1,2,3, Linh Manh Ha4, Anh Thi Nguyen5, Nam Hoang Chu5, Hau Duc Tran5, Hung Phuc Nguyen5 and Thuy Thi Ta6*
A map showing sampling sites where surveys were carried out in the Ba Lat estuary of the Red River, northern Vietnam. Dash rectangles indicate where B. sinensis specimens were collected.
Regression slope values (b) of wild female and male B. sinensis in the dry and wet seasons.
Condition factors (K) of wild female and male B. sinensis in the dry and wet seasons.
Monthly changes in condition factors of wild B. sinensis, vertical bars showing standard error.
Variation of condition factors (K) among body size classes of wild B. sinensis, vertical bars are showing standard error.
Length, weight range and regression coefficient of wild B. sinensis over the sampling period. The values given are from the equation W = aTLb; N, number of sample; TL, total length; W, weight; a is intercept and b is slope value of regression; R2, coefficient of determination; I and +A indicate isometric and positive allometric growth type, respectively.