Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 44(2): 163-165, doi: 10.3750/AIP2014.44.2.12
Length–weight relations of seven native fish species (Actinopterygii) from the Louros River, Greece
expand article infoA. Oikonomou, Ch. Anastasiadou, Th. Taskoudis, I.D. Leonardos
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Length–weight relations were estimated for 7 native fish species of the Louros River in north-western Greece, 6 of them being endemic to the Ionian Sea ecoregion. The b values ranged from 3.05 to 3.21. Five species, namely Cobitis hellenica Economidis et Nalbant, 1996; Pelasgus thesproticus (Stephanidis, 1939); Gasterosteus gymnurus Cuvier, 1829; Economidichthys pygmaeus (Holly, 1929); and Valencia letourneuxi (Sauvage, 1880) displayed an isometric growth pattern (b = 3) while the remaining two species—Salmo lourosensis Delling, 2011 and Telestes pleurobipunctatus (Stephanidis, 1939)—showed a positive allometric growth (b > 3). New maximum lengths are given for three species. Moreover, this study constitutes the first world report on the length–weight relations for 5 species and the first report for the Ionian Sea ecoregion for two other species.
Length–weight relations, Louros River, native fish, Cyprinidae, Gasterosteidae, Salmonidae, Valenciidae