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)
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.