* ICLARM is now known as WorldFish Center

Naga - The *ICLARM Quarterly
Vol. 23, No. 4 (October - December 2000)

Length-Weight Relationship of Marine Fish Species off São Sebastião System, São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil
E.Y. Muto, L.S.H. Soares and C.L.D.B. Rossi-Wongtschowski

The parameters a and b of the length-weight relationship of the form W=a.L b were estimated for 57 fish species sampled in São Sebastião Channel and shelf system in 1997, São Paulo, Brazil. The b values ranged from 2.746 to 3.617. The Student ’s t-test revealed that most (44) species had b values significantly different from 3. A normal distribution of the calculated LWR exponents (b) was obtained.

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