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Length-Weight Relationships for Four Threatened Fish Species in Asi (Orontes) River Basin, Turkey

Sibel Alagöz Ergüden*

DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.1036848

Abstract

The length-weight relationships (LWRs) are one of the most useful parameters for fishery management and have importance in fisheries science. The present study describes the length-weight relationships for four freshwater fish species from the Asi River system (Hatay, Turkey), namely Cobitis anabelae Freyhof, Bayçelebi & Geiger, 2018, Cobitis levantina Krupp & Moubayed, 1992, Oxynamecheilus hamvii (Krupp & Schneider, 1991) and Oxynamecheilus namiri (Krupp & Schneider, 1991). A total of 154 specimens collected for this study was caught by fishing gears from June 2017 and March 2018. This study presented the first reference on LWRs for C. anabelae, C. levantina, and O. namiri from inland waters of Turkey. Besides, this data also will be helpful in FishBase.

Keywords

Length-weight parameters, Freshwater, Threatened fishes, Southeastern Anatolia

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