Research Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 11
Page No. 1333 - 1336

Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Macrobrachium macrobrachion in the Lagos-Lekki Lagoon System, Nigeria

Authors : P.O. Abohweyere and A.B. Williams

Abstract: Length-weight relationship and condition factor of 24 months samples of Macrobrachium macrobrachion Herlots, 1851, from the Lagos-Lekki lagoon system were estimated. The parameters a and b of the length-weight relationship were -4.98 and 2.95 for male, while the corresponding female values were -4.76 and 2.82. The species exhibited negative allometric growth. The condition factor k was 1.09 and 0.98 for male and female, respectively. The implication of the estimated LWR parameters to the assessment of M. macrobrachion stock in the Lagos-Lekki lagoon system was highlighted.

How to cite this article:

P.O. Abohweyere and A.B. Williams , 2008. Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Macrobrachium macrobrachion in the Lagos-Lekki Lagoon System, Nigeria. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1333-1336.

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