Growth performance of Nigerian fish stocks

King, R.P. (1997) Growth performance of Nigerian fish stocks. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 20(2), pp. 31-35.

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Parameters of the von Bertalanffy growth function are presented for 42 fish stocks belonging to 16 families, 22 genera and 27 species. The growth performance index, Phi '(= log K + 2logL sub( infinity )), was computed for each stock and was found to be highest in male Gymnarchus niloticus (Gymnarchidae) from Lake Chad and lowest in Chrysichthys auratus (Bagridae) from the Cross River. Mean Phi ' for major fish genera and families are also presented and was highest in brackishwater fishes, closely followed by freshwater and inshore marine water fishes.

Item Type: Article
Title: Growth performance of Nigerian fish stocks
Personal Creator/Author:
King, R.P.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 20
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 31-35
Date: 1997
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth curves; Tropical fish; Brackishwater fish; Marine fish; Freshwater fish; Tropical environment; Nigeria; Gymnarchus niloticus; Chrysichthys auratus
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9282
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 11:29

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