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Length-weight relationship of Pseudophoxinus alii Küçük, in Lake Yamansaz, a coastal freshwater lake in Antalya, Turkey


Author's address: Deniz Innal, Department of Biology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, TR-15030 Burdur, Turkey.



This study describes the length–weight relationship (LWR) of Pseudophoxinus alii from the Yamansaz Lake, a coastal freshwater lake in Antalya, Turkey. A total of 105 specimens were obtained using a variety of nets between April 2007 and March 2008. Total lengths ranged from 3.4 to 14.3 cm. The length–weight relationship showed a positive allometric growth (b = 3.012; R2 = 0.988). The study presents the first reference on LWR for this threatened species. The results also indicate a new maximum total length not previously reported in the international literature.