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Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Macrobrachium vollenhovenii in the Lagos-Lekki lagoon system, Nigeria

PO Abohweyere

Abstract


Length-weight relationship and condition factor of 24 months samples of Macrobrachium vollenhovenii Herklots, 1857, from the Lagos – Lekki lagoon system were estimated. The parameters a and b of the length-weight relationship were -4.72 and 2.92 for male while the corresponding female values were -4.98 and 3.01. The male of the species exhibited negative allometric growth while for the female growth was positive allometric. The condition factor k was 1.46 for both male and female. The implication of the estimated LWR parameters to the assessment of M. vollenhovenii stock in the Lagos-Lekki lagoon system was discussed.
Key words: Length-weight, Condition factor, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii, Lekki lagoon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njf.v5i2.46845
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