The relationship between TL and CL was also statistically significant for both sexes (P < 0.01) (Table 2), confirming a negative allometric growth
(b < 3).
Both sex exhibited negative allometric growth
The SH--TW relationships in both, the 18- and 30-mo-old oyster groups, showed positive allometric growth
(t-test, P < 0.05).
The (b) values of the LWRs indicated negative allometric growth
(-A) in males, females, and combined sexes (b < 3.00, p < 0.001) (Table II).
Several studies have observed allometric growth
for the Leporinus species, including the study by Garcia-Ayala, Brambilla, Travassos, Carvalho & David (2014) for L.
In contrast, the estimates of the allometric coefficients for these two models were quite similar and consistently smaller than 3, indicating allometric growth
chitala was described by Log W= -1.4525 + 2.6133Log L indicating negative allometric growth
. Mean absolute fecundity was calculated as 134312144 in sampled fish.
The general equations and the quadratic equation do not adequately reflect the variable otolith and somatic allometric growth
during the whole lifespan of the species.
Exogenous application of JHs may cause the appearance of various intermediate forms, and in some cases, of supernumerary larvae, as a result of differences in the growth rates of various parts of the body (allometric growth
) (reviewed in Sehnal, 1983).
incanum was chosen partly for its accessibility, and partly because it is a normal that clearly displays the characteristic triphasic allometric growth
arcuatus show a negative allometric growth
, independently of sex and age class, with very similar b values (Table 4).
The growth pattern observed from the study was lower than the ideal value of 3, implying that Brachydeuterus auritus from the coast of Ghana exhibits negative allometric growth
. Negative allometric growth
indicates the length growing faster than the weight .