Length-weight and length-length relationships for six flounder species (Pleuronectiformes) from the eastern coast of Korea

S. N. Kwak, J. M. Park*

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    Abstract

    The relationships between total length and wet weight and between total length and standard length are presented for six flounder species from the eastern coast of Korea between 2011 and 2012: Paralichthys olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846), Cleisthenes pinetorum (Jordan & Starks, 1904), Glyptocephalus stelleri (Schmidt, 1904), Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787), Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini (Jordan & Snyder, 1901), and Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae (Günther, 1877). The values of exponent b, estimated using nonlinear least squares of weight and length data, ranged from 3.076 to 3.469. All relationships between total length and standard length were linear (all r2 > 0.948). Fisheries scientists apply these size conversions (total length calculated from standard length) to understand several aspects of the population dynamics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)160-162
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Applied Ichthyology
    Volume32
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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