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Length–weight relationships of the silver European eel, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), across its geographic range

Author:
Boulenger, C., Acou, A., Trancart, T., Crivelli, A. J., Feunteun, E.
Source:
Journal of applied ichthyology 2015 v.31 no.2 pp. 427-430
ISSN:
0175-8659
Subject:
Anguilla anguilla, body condition, data collection, equations, females, males, watersheds
Abstract:
Length–weight relationships for European silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) sub‐populations in six countries (13 catchments) along the latitudinal gradient in the area of distribution in this study use three important sampling programs; these results concur with previous studies on European eel with the equation: W = 0.0010 L³.¹⁴⁸for the entire data set (sexes combined). Significant differences were observed among the 13 catchments, possibly implying differences in body condition. Male and female LWRs varied significantly between and among catchments, suggesting that the capacity of silver eels to migrate and reproduce successfully varies according to the sites.
Agid:
1323432