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Original article | Acta Natura et Scientia 2022, Vol. 3(1) 51-58

Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of the Scorpaena Species (Actinopteri: Scorpaenidae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea of Turkey)

Bahar Bayhan, Burcu Taylan & Oğulcan Heral

pp. 51 - 58   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.06   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2204-27-0001.R1

Published online: June 14, 2022  |   Number of Views: 14  |  Number of Download: 71


Abstract

In this study, 173 specimens of Scorpaena porcus (n=50), Scorpaena elongata (n=20), Scorpaena scrofa (n=101), Scorpaena notata (n=2) were obtained from commercial fishermen in the Aegean Sea between 2017 and 2019. The length-weight relationships were determined for S. porcus, S. scrofa and S. elongata as W=0.0119TL3.182, W=0.0176TL3.004 and W=0.0656TL2.579, respectively. Negative allometry was found for S. scrofa and S. elongate, whereas positive allometry was present for S. porcus. However, with less than 5 individuals S. notata showed maximum, minimum, and mean total length and weight values. S. notata (2 individuals) had a mean total length and weight of 15.7-16.6 cm and 72.31-93.26 g. The results also demonstrated that the length-length relationships were strongly correlated for all Scorpaena species (r²>0.980, P<0.05).

Keywords: Scorpaena Length-length relationship, Length-weight relationship, Aegean Sea, Izmir Bay


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APA 6th edition
Bayhan, B., Taylan, B. & Heral, O. (2022). Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of the Scorpaena Species (Actinopteri: Scorpaenidae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea of Turkey) . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), 51-58. doi: 10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.06

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Bayhan, B., Taylan, B. and Heral, O. (2022). Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of the Scorpaena Species (Actinopteri: Scorpaenidae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea of Turkey) . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), pp. 51-58.

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Bayhan, Bahar, Burcu Taylan and Ogulcan Heral (2022). "Length-Weight and Length-Length Relationships of the Scorpaena Species (Actinopteri: Scorpaenidae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea of Turkey) ". Acta Natura et Scientia 3 (1):51-58. doi:10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.06.

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