Length-weight relationships for 21 coastal fish species of the Azores, North-eastern Atlantic

Author(s): Morato T, Afonso P, Lourinho P, Barreiros JP, Santos RS, et al.

Abstract

Length±weight relationships were estimated for 21 coastal ®sh species of the Azores, namely Abudefduf luridus, Bothus podas, Chromis limbata, Coris julis, Diplodus sargus, Echiichthys vipera, Gaidropsarus guttatus, Labrus bergylta, Mullus surmuletus, Phycis phycis, Pomatomus saltator, Sarda sarda, Scorpaena maderensis, Scorpaena notata, Seriola rivoliana, Serranus atricauda, Sparisoma cretense, Sphyraena viridensis, Synodus saurus, Thalassoma pavo and Trachinotus ovatus. Signi®cant length±weight relationships were found for all species. Sexual dimorphism did not affect the length±weight relationships, except in the cases of S. cretense and C. julis. Length±length equations for converting size measurements (standard length (SL) and fork length (FL) to total length (TL)) are also presented for all ®sh species. # 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved

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