Length-weight relationships for 25 kelp forest-associated fishes of northern and central Chile

Perez-Matus, A; Carrasco SA; Ospina-Alvarez, A

Abstract

The present study reports length-weight relationships for 25 species of reef fishes associated with large brown macroalgae (i.e., Lessonia trabeculata and Macrocystis pyrifera) from the northern and central rocky coast of Chile (Southeast Pacific Coast; 18 degrees-33 degrees S). Weight scaled to length with an average power of 2.85, close to the expected value of 3, meaning that the relationship between length and weight is close to an isometric growth. No latitudinal (i.e., spatial) and temporal variations were observed on the growth coefficient of the fish species studied.

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Título según WOS: Length-weight relationships for 25 kelp forest-associated fishes of northern and central Chile
Título según SCIELO: Length-weight relationships for 25 kelp forest-associated fishes of northern and central Chile
Título de la Revista: REVISTA DE BIOLOGIA MARINA Y OCEANOGRAFIA
Volumen: 49
Número: 1
Editorial: ©RBMO- Universidad de Valparaíso
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 141
Página final: 145
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.4067/S0718-19572014000100016

Notas: ISI, SCIELO