The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 52(4), 2000, 159-166

GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEAPING MULLET
(LIZA SALIENS RISSO, 1810) IN HOMA LAGOON, AEGEAN SEA

Murat Kaya, Murat Bilecenoglu and Okan Ozaydin

Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100 Izmir, Turkey

(Received 18.6.00, Accepted 4.12.00)

Abstract

The age and growth of the leaping mullet, Liza saliens Risso, 1810, were determined from specimens collected in Homa Lagoon, Aegean Sea. Mean fork length-at-age data, derived using otolith readings, were used to estimate the von Bertalanffy growth parameters separately for each sex. The results of fork length-weight regressions indicated the allometric growth characteristic of the species. The maximum age attained was six years for males and seven years for females.

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