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Length-weight relationship and metric-meristic characteristics of two scorpion fishes (Scorpaena notata and Scorpaena porcus) in İzmir Bay

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Author(s): Sencer Akalın | Dilek İlhan | Aydın Ünlüoğlu | Zafer Tosunoğlu | Okan Özaydın

Journal: Journal of FisheriesSciences.com
ISSN 1307-234X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 291;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Scorpaena notata | Scorpaena porcus | Metric-meristic characteristics | İzmir Bay

ABSTRACT
In this study, 2 species (Scorpaena notata, Scorpaena porcus) belong to Scorpaena genus were caught monthly by trawl surveys carried out between January 2005-July 2007 in İzmir Bay, in order to determine of morfometric and meristic characteristics and length-weigth relationships parameters. During the research period, 658 Scorpaena notata and 221 Scorpaena porcus indi¬viduals were investigated. The lenght-weight relationship of fishes were estimated as W=0.0164*L3.074 (r2=0.960) and W=0.0209*L2.987 (r=0.993) for Scorpaena notata and Scorpa¬ena porcus, respectively. As a result of student t-test (p
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