Year 2018, Volume 35 , Issue 2, Pages 175 - 179 2018-06-15

Length-weight and length-length relationships of chub (Squalius cephalus, L., 1758) inhabiting a few inland waters of the Middle Black Sea Region
Orta Karadeniz Bölgesi’ndeki bazı akarsularda yaşayan tatlısu kefali (Squalius cephalus, L.1758)’nin boy-ağırlık ve boy-boy ilişkileri

Melek ÖZPİÇAK [1] , Semra SAYGIN [2] , Enes Hançer [3] , Aykut AYDIN [4] , Savaş Yılmaz [5] , Nazmi Polat [6]


In this study, the length-weight and length-length relationships of chub (Squalius cephalus, L.1758) sampled from a few inland waters of the middle Black Sea were investigated. A total of 218 (Abdal (N=44), Akçay (N=57), Terme (N= 55), Yedikır (N=62)) chub individuals were sampled from different localities. All captured individuals were measured to the nearest 0.1 cm for total, fork and standard lengths. The weight of each sample (W) was recorded (0.01 g). According to results of analyses, there were no statistically significant differences between sexes in terms of length and weight (P˃0.05). So, entire populations (female+male) were evaluated together for analyses. The average total lengths of chub sampled from the Abdal Stream, Akçay Stream, Terme Stream and Yedikır Dam Lake varies between 11.49±0.792, 10.31±0.518, 10.33±0.289 and 11.11±0.327 cm, respectively. The length-weight relationships (LWRs) were found highly significant (P < 0.001, r2 > 0.990) for all localities. The value of ‘b’ of LWR was significantly different from 3.0 in chub and the growth type is possitive allometric for all localities. The equations of length-weight relationship were calculated as W=0.007TL3.224, W=0.006TL3.285, W=0.005TL3.298, W=0.007TL3.210 for Abdal, Akçay, Terme and Yedikır, respectively. Length-length relationship was also highly significant (P<0.001) with coefficient of determination (r2) ranging from 0.916 to 0.999.

Bu çalışmada orta Karadeniz Bölgesi’ndeki bazı içsularda yaşayan tatlısu kefalinin (Squalius cephalus, L.1758) boy-ağırlık ve boy-boy ilişkileri incelenmiştir. Toplamda 218 (Abdal (N=44), Akçay (N=57), Terme (N= 55), Yedikır (N=62)) örnek farklı lokalitelerden örneklenmiştir. Yakalanan tüm örneklerin total, çatal ve standart boyları (0.1 cm) ölçülmüştür. Her bir örneğin ağırlığı (W) kaydedilmiştir (0.01 g). Analiz sonuçlarına göre cinsiyetler arasında boy ve ağırlık bakımından istatistiksel olarak önemli bir farklılık yoktur (P˃0.05). Bu sebeple tüm populasyon (dişi+erkek) analizlerde birlikte değerlendirilmiştir. Abdal Çayı, Akçay Çayı, Terme Çayı ve Yedikır Baraj Gölü’nden örneklenen tatlısu kefalinin ortalama total boyları sırasıyla 11.49±0.792, 10.31±0.518, 10.33±0.289 ve 11.11±0.327 cm arasında değişmektedir. Boy-ağırlık ilişkileri tüm lokaliteler için önemli bulunmuştur (P < 0.001, r2 > 0.990). Boy-ağırlık ilişkisinin “b” değeri istatistiksel anlamda 3’ten faklıdır ve tüm lokaliteler için büyüme tipi pozitif allometriktir. Boy-ağırlık ilişkilerinin denklemleri sırası ile Abdal, Akçay, Terme ve Yedikır için W=0.007TL3.224, W=0.006TL3.285, W=0.005TL3.298, W=0.007TL3.210olarak hesaplanmıştır. Boy-boy ilişkilerinin regresyon katsayıları 0.916 ile 0.999 arasında değişim göstermektedir ve istatistiksel anlamda önemlidir (P<0.001).

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Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-3506-4242
Author: Melek ÖZPİÇAK (Primary Author)
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-3249-5074
Author: Semra SAYGIN
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8688-4588
Author: Enes Hançer
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5222-0353
Author: Aykut AYDIN
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2859-4886
Author: Savaş Yılmaz
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS NİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9785-9927
Author: Nazmi Polat
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : February 13, 2018
Acceptance Date : March 29, 2018
Publication Date : June 15, 2018

APA Özpi̇çak, M , Saygın, S , Hançer, E , Aydın, A , Yılmaz, S , Polat, N . (2018). Length-weight and length-length relationships of chub (Squalius cephalus, L., 1758) inhabiting a few inland waters of the Middle Black Sea Region . Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences , 35 (2) , 175-179 . DOI: 10.12714/egejfas.2018.35.2.10