International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

ISSN: 2456-7248

Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)

Length-weight relationship of mudskipper, Periophthalmus barbarus (Bloch and Schneider 1801), from Buguma creek, Rivers State

Author(s): Akinrotimi OA, Amachree D, Azunna CG
Abstract: The length-weight relationship and condition factor of Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus) from Buguma Creek, Rivers State, Nigeria, was carried out. Sampling was done fortnightly for a period of three months (March-May, 2018). The length-weight regression statistics was done using Microsoft Excel Analysis Tool. The result obtained indicated that the physico-chemical parameters were within the range favourable for the growth of fish, except in dissolved oxygen. The length-weight relationship showed negative allometric growth, with b= 2.01. Moreover, P.barbarus had a low condition factor which ranged between 0.89-1.41 in both male and female fish, which is an indication of the retarded growth of the species in this environment.
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