African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Length‐weight relationship and condition of five marine fish species collected by shrimp trawls in Bushehr coastal waters, Northern Persian Gulf

Moslem Daliri1*, Seyed Yousef Paighambari1, Mohammad Javad Shabani2 and Reza Davoodi3
  1Fisheries Department, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran. 2Iran Shrimp Research Centre. Bushehr, Iran. 3Agricultural and Natural Resources College, Persian Gulf University. Bushehr, Iran
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 June 2012
  •  Published: 28 July 2012



The length-weight relationships (LWR) and relative condition factor were calculated for five marine fish species collected by shrimp trawls from Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf. Sampling was carried out with bottom trawl net (with 40 and 50 mm mesh size (stretched length) in the cod-end and panel) during June to August 2011. Trawling took place at depths ranging from 7 to 30 m. The values of the exponent b varied between 2.7300 (Sillago sihama) and 3.0156 (Netuma thalassinus). Relative condition factor (Krel) did not differ significantly (analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, P > 0.05) and ranged from 0.98 ± 0.14 (Pelates quadrilineatus) to 1.03 ± 0.17 (N.  thalassinus).


Key words: Length-weight relationship, marine fish, condition factor, Persian Gulf.