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Length‐weight relationships of three fish species from southwestern China
- Liu, Shui Y., Zhan, Yu, Xie, Dong, Cai, Lu
- Journal of applied ichthyology 2018 v.34 no.6 pp. 1364-1366
- Schizothorax, body length, body weight, exposure duration, fish, gillnets, soaking, China
- Length‐weight relationships were determined for three fish species (Platytropius yunnanensis He, Huang & Li, 1995, Schizothorax lantsangensis Tsao, 1964 and Schizothorax yunnanensis Norman, 1923) from southwestern China. Specimens were collected using gillnets (20 × 2 m, mesh‐size 5 mm; soaking depth: 50–150 cm; exposure time: 10 hr/day) and electroshock fishing techniques quarterly from May 2016 to June 2017. Standard length (SL, nearest 0.1 cm) were determined as well as weight (nearest 0.1 g). The a values ranged from 0.01385 (S. lantsangensis) to 0.04155 (P. yunnanensis), the b values ranged from 2.68 (P. yunnanensis) to 2.98 (S. lantsangensis) and the coefficient of variation (r²) ranged from 0.957 (P. yunnanensis) to 0.963 (S. yunnanensis).