LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS OF SIX FRESHWATER FISH SPECIES FROM LAKE KIRKKOJÄRVI, FINLAND

LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS OF SIX FRESHWATER FISH SPECIES FROM LAKE KIRKKOJÄRVI, FINLANDDownload fileshort communication
LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS OF SIX FRESHWATER FISH SPECIES FROM LAKE KIRKKOJÄRVI, FINLANDGama, J., Nyberg, M.Keywords:
length-weight relationshipalburnus alburnusblicca bjoerknagymnocephalus cernuaperca fluviatilisrutilus rutilussander lucioperca

Volume: 75
Issue: 4
Pages: 155 - 160

Summary

Length-weight relationships (LWRs) and length-length relationships (LLRs) were determined for six fish species: Alburnus alburnus, Blicca bjoerkna, Gymnocephalus cernua, Perca fluviatilis, Rutilus rutilus and Sander lucioperca caught using a Nordic multi-mesh gill net in Lake Kirkkojärvi in Southwestern Finland in August 2015. The measurements were done using a photographic method and the dataset is available on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). The dataset was done with a scientific catch, which showed lower limits on specimen size than the ones from fisheries. The LWRs were calculated for the total length (TL) and found to be consistent with models from Finland. The length measurements were taken to the nearest 0.01 cm, which also allowed for juveniles to be represented in the model. The goodness of fit of the models is high, with the coefficients of determination above 95%. This study is the first one to estimate LWRs of fish species for this hypereutrophic lake, and is useful for fishery managers and biologists.