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Length–weight relationships of fishes captured from Izmir Bay, Central Aegean Sea


Author's address: Okan Özaydın, Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, TR-35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.


Weight–length relationships are presented for 60 fish species captured from Izmir Bay, Central Aegean Sea. Samples were collected using bottom trawls (mesh sizes 24 mm at stretched cod-end). The b values W = aLb showed a mean value of 3.027 (SE = ±0.03) and more than 50% of the values ranged between 2.912 and 3.189. One species, Cepola macrophthalma, showed strong negative allometric growth.