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Length-weight relationships of marine fishes from the central Brazilian coast

By L.O. Frota, P.A.S. Costa and A.C. Braga

Abstract

Parameters of the length-weight relationship are presented for 85 fish species from the marine and estuarine regions of the central Brazilian coast (latitude 13° to 23° S). Three different methods were used. A non-linear iterative process using the quasi-Newton algorithm yielded a better fit for all data sets analyzed. The length-weight allometry coefficient b estimated from standard length data tended to be lower than from total length data. The difference between these estimates was significant for some species.Length-weight relationships, Marine fish, Stock assessment, Brazil,

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