International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research


International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)

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


Akinrotimi OA, Amachree D, Azunna CG

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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Akinrotimi OA, Amachree D, Azunna CG. Length-weight relationship of mudskipper, Periophthalmus barbarus (Bloch and Schneider 1801), from Buguma creek, Rivers State. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 75-79
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