Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ASVS)(ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 3

Growth and Biometry Analysis of the Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1973)), in the Southern Coast of Morocco

Baibbat Sidahmed1,2*, Malouli Idrissi Mohamed3, Abid Noureddine4, Bensbai Jilali3 and Benazzouz Bouchra2

1National Fisheries Research Institute, Dakhla, Morocco
2Laboratory of Genetics, Neuroendocrinology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University Kenitra Morocco
3National Fisheries Research Institute, Casablanca, Morocco
4National Fisheries Research Institute, Tangier, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: Baibbat, Sidahmed, National Fisheries Research Institute, Dakhla, Morocco.

Received: January 28, 2020; Published: February 06, 2020



  A total of 112 specimens were sampled from Southern Atlantic of Morocco in the period from April to June 2016. Sixty-two dorsal fin spines were analyzed for ageing and growth studies, and all samples (112) were used for biometric studies. The length of the aged individuals ranged from 440 to 704 mm. Fish ages ranged from 1 to 4 years old and the mean length by age were calculated for males and females. The standard von bertallanfy growth function was used to fit length at age data. The growth parameters are L∞= 73.01, K=0.3075 and to=-2.4469. Also, a biometry analysis of Atlantic bonito was conducted in this paper. Relative growth was studied by comparing changes in morphological characters with growth fork length. Length weight relationship is presented as well.

Keywords:Atlantic Bonito; Age Determination; Biometry; Growth; Length at Age; Morocco



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Citation: Baibbat Sidahmed., et al. “Growth and Biometry Analysis of the Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1973)), in the Southern Coast of Morocco”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.3 (2020): 03-12.


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