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Length-weight relationships of Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Benin (West Africa)

By: Chikou Antoine

Key Words: Sarotherodon melanotheron, stocks, assessment parameters, Benin.

Int. J. Biosci. 14(1), 96-100, January 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.1.96-100

Certification: ijb 2019 0116 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

Length-weight relationship is of great importance in fishery assessments and biomass estimation. The present study reports length-weight relationships for six populations of Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron (Pisces, Cichlidae) captured in fresh and brackish waters in Benin (Lagoon of Porto-Novo, Lake Nokoue, Coastal Lagoon, Lake Aheme, Lake Toho and Dam SUCOBE). Nine hundred (900) individuals of S. melanotheron melanotheron were analyzed. The results are very important to the management and conservation of the specie in Benin.

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Length-weight relationships of Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Benin (West Africa)

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Chikou Antoine.
Length-weight relationships of Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Benin (West Africa).
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