Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2010
Volume: 9
Issue: 5
Page No. 939 - 945

Age, Growth and Reproduction of Goldband Goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis Bleeker (1855)) from the Gulf of Antalya (Turkey)

Authors : Zehra Arzu Becer Ozvarol, Beytullah Ahmet Balci, Mehmet Gokoglu Ayse Tasli, Yasemin Kaya and Meltem Pehlivan

Abstract: We investigated the age and sex composition, growth parameters, sexual maturity, spawning season and fecundity of goldband goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis) n = 464 caught in Gulf of Antalya in the western Mediterranean Sea sampling, monthly between February 2002-August 2003. Age groups ranged between 0 and V, with the second year-classes dominating. Females made up 73.92% and males 26.08% of the specimens. The total length and weight of combined sexes ranged from 8.0-21.1 cm and 5.1-108.2 g, respectively. The von Bertalanffy growth parameters were estimated for combined sexes as: L∞ = 25.56, K = 0.136 and t0 = -3.8289. Males and females matured at a total length of 11 cm and I year old. The spawning period occurred between July and October.

How to cite this article:

Zehra Arzu Becer Ozvarol, Beytullah Ahmet Balci, Mehmet Gokoglu Ayse Tasli, Yasemin Kaya and Meltem Pehlivan, 2010. Age, Growth and Reproduction of Goldband Goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis Bleeker (1855)) from the Gulf of Antalya (Turkey). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 939-945.

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