Length-weight relationship and condition factor of four-wing flying fish, Hirundichthys affinis from the west coast of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Length-weight relationship and condition factor of four-wing flying fish, Hirundichthys affinis from the west coast of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Jane De Asis, Ilaiza M. Manadong, Earl Camille H. Perez, Anna B. Polina, Bernard C. Gomez, Teofanes L. Apac
Int. J. Biosci.22( 3), 24-29, March 2023.
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Abstract

The length-weight relationship and condition factor of four-wing flyingfish, Hirundichthys affinis from the west coast of Surigao del Norte, Philippines was studied for three months from December 2022 to February 2023. A total of 252 samples were collected, measured, and analyzed in the laboratory of Surigao del Norte State University-Malimono Campus.  The formula W= aLb, which was transformed into the logarithmic form Log W = Log a + b Log L, was used to estimate the length-weight relationship. The growth coefficient b found ranged from 3.099 to 3.121, showing positive allometric growth.  The correlation coefficients (R2) for the period of December 2022 to February 2023 were 0.9148, 0.9441, and 0.9354, respectively, demonstrating a strong relationship and high degree of correlation between the fish’s length and weight. The four-winged flying fish species in this study were in good condition, as indicated by the relative condition factor (Kn), which ranged from 1.00 to 1.02.

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