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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2006, Vol 6, Num, 2     (Pages: 79-84)

Conversions of Total, Fork and Standard Length Measurements Based on 42 Marine and Freshwater Fish Species (from Turkish Waters)

Özcan Gaygusuz 1 ,Çiğdem Gürsoy 2 ,Müfit Özuluğ 3 ,Ali Serhan Tarkan 1 ,Hasan Acıpınar 4 ,Gökçen Bilge 5 ,Halit Filiz 6

1 İstanbul University, Faculty of Fisheries, Ordu Cad. No: 200, 34470 Laleli, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Natural and Applied Sciences Institute, 17100, Çanakkale, Turkey
3 istanbul University, Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Biology, 34134, Vezneciler, İstanbul, Turkey
4 İstanbul University, Natural and Applied Sciences Institute, 34850, Avcılar, İstanbul, Turkey
5 Muğla University, Faculty of Fisheries, 48000, Kötekli, Muğla, Turkey
6 Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
Viewed : 3685 - Downloaded : 7035 Relationships between total (TL), fork (FL) and standard (SL) lengths belonging 19 families from Aegean and Marmara coast of Turkey were presented for 42 fish species. The relationships between TL, FL and SL were all linear and they were all highly significant (P<0.001) with all r2 values being >0.90. There were significant differences in the slope of length – length relationships between some localities and type of length conversions for the fish species. Keywords : Standard length; Fork length, Total length, length-length relationships