A review of length-weight relationships of freshwater fishes in Malaysia

Amonodin, Mohamad Radhi and Mohd Fadzil, Nurul Fazlinda and Mohammad Noor Azmai, Amal and Hashim, Rohasliney (2018) A review of length-weight relationships of freshwater fishes in Malaysia. Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research , 20 (1). pp. 55-68. ISSN 2344-3219

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    Abstract

    This manuscript reviews the length-weight relationships (LWRs) of freshwater fishes in Malaysia. A total of 102 LWRs of fishes gathered from literature pertaining to 64 freshwater fish species were analysed. A meta-analysis from 13 previous reports showed that the b values was ranged from 2.19 (Clarias batrachus) to 4.106 (Barbodes binotatus). Out of 64 observed species, 47 species (11 families) experienced positive allometric growth, while another 23 species (eight families) and 31 species (12 families) were recorded under isometric and negative allometric growth, respectively. The fish LWRs observed can be used as an indicator of environmental changes and fish ecological health for freshwater fishes in Malaysia.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH1 Natural history (General - Including nature conservation, geographical distribution)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat (School of Biological Sciences) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 09:18
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 09:18
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38182

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