Length-Weight Relationships for Five Lessepsian Fish Species from the Coast of Benghazi, Libya (Southern Mediterranean)
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages: 178-180
Received: Apr. 21, 2014; Accepted: May 20, 2014; Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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Houssein Elbaraasi, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
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Abstract
This paper provides length–weight relationships estimated for 5 Lessepsian fish species (four families), economically important to the local community, of the coast of Benghazi-Libya; namely: Fistularia Commersonii, Saurida undosquamis, Siganus luridus, Siganus rivulatus and Scomberomorus commerson. The regressions for all species were found to be significant. This study presents the first estimation of length-weight relationship for some Lessepsian inhabiting coastal area of the southern Mediterranean Sea.
Keywords
Length – Weight Relationship, Lessepsian Fish, Benghazi, Libya
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Houssein Elbaraasi, Length-Weight Relationships for Five Lessepsian Fish Species from the Coast of Benghazi, Libya (Southern Mediterranean), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 178-180. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20140303.16
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