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A regional evaluation of lessepsian migrant Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) length and weight relationships from the Mediterranean Sea

Year 2019, Volume 36, Issue 3, 255 - 263, 15.09.2019
https://doi.org/10.12714/egejfas.2019.36.3.06

Abstract



The length and weight relationships (LWRs) of goldband goatfish found in the coasts of Cyprus was studied, and both prediction capacity of the model as well as a regional prediction capacity by testing developed models from the Mediterranean basin were evaluated. A total of 219 individuals were obtained monthly between November 2017-April 2018. LWR models taken from total length and fork length measurements were developed for female and male samples and combined with a maximum 36% error in estimations. Results indicated that LWR modelling based on sexes does not provide any improvement for uncertainty in the estimations. Evaluations of previously developed models indicate that the majority share a similar performance regarding the distribution of error in estimations. In conclusion, the population of this species shows that there are similar growth properties in both sexes throughout the eastern Mediterranean. Using the same TLWR model for all individuals is therefore applicable for the purpose of further modelling within the Mediterranean basin-scale. 




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Year 2019, Volume 36, Issue 3, 255 - 263, 15.09.2019
https://doi.org/10.12714/egejfas.2019.36.3.06

Abstract

References

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  • Çiçek, E., Avsar, D., Yeldan, H., & Ozutok, M. (2006). Length–weight relationships for 31 teleost fishes caught by bottom trawl net in the Babadillimani Bight (northeastern Mediterranean). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 22(4), 290-292. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2006.00755.x
  • Çoker, T., & Akyol, O. (2014). Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti (Akdeniz) balık tür çeşitliliği üzerine bir değerlendirme. Su Ürünleri Dergisi, 31(2), 113-118. (in Turkish) Das, M. (2011). Largest goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) caught off Visakhapatnam.  Marine Fisheries Information Service, (209), 17-17.
  • EastMed, (2010). Report of the Sub-Regional Technical meeting on the Lessepsian migration and its impact on Eastern Mediterranean fishery. GCP/INT/041/EC – GRE – ITA/TD-04. 132 pp
  • Edelist, D. (2014). New length–weight relationships and L max values for fishes from the Southeastern Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30(3), 521-526. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2012.02060.x
  • El-drawany, M. A. (2012). Age, growth and reproduction of the gold band goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis, off the Elkhoms coast of Libya. Proc. 7th International Conference Biological Science, 7, 1-5.
  • Ergüden, D., Turan, C., & Gurlek, M. (2009). Weight–length relationships for 20 Lessepsian fish species caught by bottom trawl on the coast of Iskenderun Bay (NE Mediterranean Sea, Turkey). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25(1), 133-135. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01198.x
  • Froese, R. (2006). Cube law, condition factor and weight–length relationships: history, meta‐analysis and recommendations. Journal of applied ichthyology, 22(4), 241-253.
  • Gökçe, G., Cekic, M., & Filiz, H. (2010). Length-weight relationships of marine fishes off Yumurtalık coast İskenderun Bay, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 34 (1), 101-104.
  • Golani, D. (1990). Environmentally induced meristic changes in Lessepsian fish migrants, a comparison of source and colonizing populations. Bull. LÕInstitut Ocean. Monaco (special issue) 7, 143- 152.
  • Golani, D. (1994). Niche separation between colonizing and indigenous goatfishes (Mullidae) of the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Journal of Fish Biology, 45, 503-513. DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.1994.tb01332.x
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  • Holden, M. J., & Raitt, D. F. S. (1974). Manual of fisheries science. Part 2-Methods of resource investigation and their application. Documents Techniques FAO sur les Peches (FAO)-Documentos Tecnicos de la FAO sobre la Pesca (FAO). 223 pp.
  • Iglésias, S., & Frotté, L. (2015). Alien marine fishes in Cyprus: update and new records. Aquatic Invasions, 10(4), 425-438. DOI:10.3391/ai.2015.10.4.06
  • İşmen, A. (2005). Age, growth and reproduction of the goldband goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855), in Iskenderun Bay, the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 29(4), 301-309.
  • Karachle, P. K., & Stergiou, K. I. (2012). Morphometrics and Allometry in Fishes, Morphometrics, Prof. Christina Wahl (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0172-7, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/morphometrics/morphometrics-and-allometry-in-fishes
  • Kaya, M., Benli, H. A., Katagan, T., & Ozaydin, O. (1999). Age, growth, sex-ratio, spawning season and food of golden banded goatfish, Upeneus moluccensis Bleeker (1855) from the Mediterranean and south Aegean Sea coasts of Turkey. Fisheries Research, 41(3), 317-328. DOI:10.1016/S0165-7836(99)00027-2
  • Kohler, N. E., Casey, J. G., & Turner, P. A. (1996). Length-Length and Length-Weight Relationships for 13 Shark Species from the Western North Atlantic. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-110, 22 pp.
  • Kökçü, P. (2004). Investigation of growth, reproduction and mortality rates of goldband goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis, Bleeker (1885) Mullidae, Teleostei, in Karatas Off Adana, Turkey Master thesis, Fen Bilimleri Enstitusu. Cukurova University, Adana. 44 pp. (in Turkish)
  • Kuriakose, S. (2017). Estimation of length weight relationship in fishes. In: Course Manual Summer School on Advanced Methods for Fish Stock Assessment and Fisheries Management. Lecture Note Series No. 2/2017. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, 215-220.
  • Mehanna, S. F. (2018). Population Dynamics of Two Lessepsian Migrant Goatfish Species; Upeneus pori and Upeneus moluccensis from the Southeastern Mediterranean, Port Said Region, Egypt. In Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions, Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (pp. 1659-1661). Springer, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_482165
  • Özvarol, Y. (2014). Length-weight relationships of 14 fish species from the Gulf of Antalya (northeastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey). Turkish Journal of Zoology, 38(3), 342-346. DOI:10.3906/zoo-1308-44
  • Özyurt, C. E., Çiçek, E., Avşar, D., Yeldan, H., & Manaşırlı, M. (2014). The relationship among spawning period, length at first maturity and depth distribution of Mullus barbatus and Upeneus moluccensis inhabiting the Northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 2(4), 215-222.
  • Pazhayamadom, D.G., Jawad, L.A. & Hassan, M. (2017) Stock differentiation of goldband goatfish Upeneus moluccensis from the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea using morphometric analysis. International Journal of Marine Science, 7(5), 37-50. DOI:10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0005
  • Ricker, W.E. (1973). Linear regressions in fishery research. Journal of the fisheries board of Canada, 30(3), 409-434. DOI:10.1139/f73-072
  • Sangun, L., Akamca, E. & Akar, M. (2007). Weight-length relationships for 39 fish species from the north-eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 7, 37-40.
  • Schneider, J.C., Laarman, P. W. & Gowing, H. (2000), “Length-weight relationships” p. 1–16, In Schneider, JC. (Ed.). Manual of fisheries survey methods II: with periodic updates. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Special Report 25, Ann Arbor.
  • Taşkavak, E. & Bilecenoğlu, M. (2001). Length–weight relationships for 18 Lessepsian (Red Sea) immigrant fish species from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 81, 895– 896.
  • Torcu, H. (1994). Akdeniz ve Güney Ege sahillerinde yayılış gösteren Indo-Pasifik kökenli balık türleri ile Upeneus moleccensis (Bleeker-1855) Paşa Barbunyası ve Saurida undosguamis (Richardson, 1848) Iskarmoz balığının biyolojisi ve ekolojisi üzerine çalışmalar (Doctoral dissertation, Selçuk University Fen Bilimleri Institute). 124 pp (in Turkish).

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Primary Language English
Subjects Marine Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Elizabeth Grace Tunka BENGİL (Primary Author)
Girne American University Marine School
0000-0002-0071-3786
Türkiye

Thanks Author would like to thank Dr. Fethi BENGİL for his valuable help during the study. Additionally, author would like to thank the referees for their comments.
Publication Date September 15, 2019
Application Date March 27, 2019
Acceptance Date June 17, 2019
Published in Issue Year 2019, Volume 36, Issue 3

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APA Bengil, E. G. T. (2019). A regional evaluation of lessepsian migrant Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855) length and weight relationships from the Mediterranean Sea . Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences , 36 (3) , 255-263 . DOI: 10.12714/egejfas.2019.36.3.06