The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 53(3-4), 2001, 158-163

LENGTH TO WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP OF SEA BASS
LATES CALCARIFER (BLOCH) REARED
IN A CLOSED RECIRCULATING SYSTEM

L. Volvich* and S. Appelbaum

The Bengis Centre for Desert Aquaculture, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, Sede Boker Campus, 84990, Israel

(Received 28.7.01, Accepted 12.9.01)

Key words: length, sea bass, weight

Abstract

The length to weight relationship of sea bass, Lates calcarifer, reared for two years in our laboratory in an indoor recirculating system, was determined as follows: W (g)=0.0107 TL (cm) 3.0347 , R²=0.9974. The values found in this study correspond to length/weight relationships found for a natural population by other researchers, indicating that sea bass cultivated in captivity under intensive conditions and at high stocking densities do not seem to differ in body appearance from those in nature.

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