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Length-weight relationships of nine fish species from Ologe Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria

CA Kumolu-Johnson, PE Ndimele

Abstract


This study describes the length-weight relationships of (LWR) of nine fish species from Ologe Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. A total of 1635 specimens were collected by local fishing gears from January, 2007 to December, 2007. The slope (b) values obtained for the nine fish species ranged from 2.5 to 3.2, and deferred significantly (p < 0.005) from 3, which indicates that the fish species have allometric growth. The condition factors (K) of the fish species ranged from 0.91 to 8.46.

Keywords: Length-weight, Ologe Lagoon, allometric growth, condition factor




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