Age and Growth of the Red Mullet Mullus barbatus in the North Aegean Sea

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Tuzun S., Dalyan C. , Eryilmaz L.

JOURNAL OF ICHTHYOLOGY, cilt.59, ss.572-582, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 59
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1134/s0032945219040179
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.572-582


The age and growth of Mullus barbatus L. 1758, sampled around the Gokceada Island from September 2014 to June 2015 was determined. A lifetime of 0-VII years was found using age derived from otolith readings. A total of 717 specimen ranging from 70 to 227 mm TL were collected. The length-weight relationship of the species was W = 0.006L(3.22) for all individuals. The estimated von Bertalanffy growth parameters were L-infinity = 27.2 cm, k = 0.17 yr(-1), t(0) = -2.49 for females, and L-infinity = 15.9 cm, k = 0.74 yr(-1), t(0) = -0.83 for males.