Because settlement and sexual maturity are distinct biological events in the life history of this fish, the timing of these events will be clearly demonstrated in allometric growth
turnerae, marginal spines show negatively allometric growth
relative to body diameter through life, meaning that the spines are relatively longest in the smallest animals.
incanum was chosen partly for its accessibility, and partly because it is a normal that clearly displays the characteristic triphasic allometric growth
This result conformed to the findings of Adedokun who reported positive allometric growth
in Hepsetus odoe in Ogbomoso reservoir .
verrucosa showed consistent negative allometric growth
, whereas the TW/SL (b = 3.
affinis was estimated to be lower than 3 indicating negatively allometric growth
b], converted to the linear form by means of natural logarithm transformation (Ln(y) = Ln(a) + b Ln(x), where y = dependent variables (CL, CPL, CPH, GL, AW), x = independent variable (CW), a = intercept on y axis, and b = allometric growth
In some crustacean species, morphometric relationships used to detect the size at sexual maturity by variations in the allometric growth
, also have been adjusted by linear models (Streissl & Hodl, 2002; Gerhart & Bert, 2008).
By truncating the application of our growth model at the approximate minimum size of fish caught by the Hawaii-based longline fishery (60-cm EFL), we eliminate the markedly allometric growth
effects that half-year-old and younger fish have on the ascending limb of the VBGF curve.
Vermeij (1993) examined allometry as a morphological descriptor of shape in gastropods, and noted that high allometric growth
rates in gastropods have been correlated with low overall growth rates, Green (2001) demonstrated higher rates of allometric growth
in Black Sea populations of R.
Directions of allometric growth
trajectories reflect the relative magnitudes of specific growth rates of the traits studied (Shea 1985; Blackstone 1987a).
In the present study the b value was lower in the LSS infected shrimps showed the negative allometric growth
than the normal shrimps where isometric growth, its strongly revealed that the growth of the shrimps affected by the LSS infection in the culture pond.