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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 2     (Pages: 375-378)

Length-Weight Relationships of Nine Cyprinid Species from Inland Waters of Turkey

Rahşan Evren Mazlum 1 ,Davut Turan 1 ,Sabri Bilgin 2

1 Faculty of Fisheries, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, TR- Rize, Turkey
2 Faculty of Fisheries, Sinop University, TR- Sinop, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_2_22 Viewed : 1924 - Downloaded : 1761 This study reports first estimation of length-weight relationships for nine Cyprinid species; Barbus niluferensis Turan, Kottelat and Ekmekçi, 2009, Capoeta baliki Turan, Kottelat, Ekmekçi and Imamoglu, 2006, Capoeta banarescui Turan, Kottelat, Ekmekçi and Imamoglu, 2006, Capoeta ekmekciae Turan, Kottelat, Kirankaya and Engin, 2006, Capoeta erhani Turan, Kottelat and Ekmekçi, 2008, Capoeta turani Özuluğ and Freyhof, 2008, Luciobarbus kottelati Turan, Ekmekçi, Ilhan and Engin, 2008, Squalius kottelati Turan, Yilmaz and Kaya, 2009 and Squalius seyhanensis Turan, Kottelat and Doğan, 2013 from inland waters of Turkey. Coefficient of determinations (r2) ranged from 0.9951 – 0.9767 and b values ranged between 2.7895 and 3.1176. Allometric growth pattern was statistically observed for C. baliki (Pauly’s t test: t = 9.7098, P<0.001) and S. seyhanensis (Pauly’s t test: t = 6.5348, P<0.001). Keywords : Cyprinidae, length-weight relationships, new species, inland waters, Tur