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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part D

Length-Weight relationships of some economic freshwater fishes of Nwaniba River, Southeast Nigeria


Author(s): Esenowo IK, Ogidiaka E and Brownson II

Abstract: The length-weight relationships of some economic freshwater fishes were analyzed in Nwaniba River, Southern Nigeria. Fish specimens were procured from middlemen at the landing site from January to June, 2014. The mean total length and weight were 15.76 cm and 78.39g respectively. The highest (3.512) and lowest (1.503) “a” value was recorded for Hemichromis fasciatus and Oreochromis niloticus respectively, while the “b” value ranged from 2.78 and 3.54. The mean condition factor ranged from 1.818 and 2.351. The result obtained in this study showed both negative and positive allometric growth pattern.

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How to cite this article:
Esenowo IK, Ogidiaka E, Brownson II. Length-Weight relationships of some economic freshwater fishes of Nwaniba River, Southeast Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(5):233-236.
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