The relationship between total length and length & width of the in Otolith of three sparid fish species collected from Iraq waters


The relationships of the fish total length and measurement of the otolith (length and width) was computed for the sparid species, Acanthopagrus bifasciatus, A. arabicus and Sparidentex hasta collected from the marine waters of Iraq at the North West part of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Fish total length-Otolith length and width equations showed positive allometric growth. The coefficient of determination was R2= 0.939, 0.954 and 0.878 for A. bifasciatus, A. arabicus and S. hasta for Tl-OL relationship respectively. The results display that assessments of body size of the species through biometric examines of otoliths are consistent.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v42p125

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