Ontogenic changes in the allometric scaling of the mass-length relationship in sprat (Sprattus sprattus).

Peck, M.A., Clemmesen, Catriona and Herrmann, J.-P. (2005) Ontogenic changes in the allometric scaling of the mass-length relationship in sprat (Sprattus sprattus). Journal of Fish Biology, 66 . pp. 882-887. DOI 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00651.x.

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Abstract

An analysis of mass (M) and standard length (LS) data for larval, juvenile and adult sprat (Sprattus sprattus; Clupeidae) revealed marked changes in the allometric scaling factor (b in inline image). For sprat <44 mm LS, b was 5·0, whereas in larger juveniles and adults, b was c. 3·4 indicating a relatively protracted metamorphic period for this species.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: allometry; length; mass; ontogeny; sprat
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00651.x
ISSN: 0022-1112
Projects: GLOBEC
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2009 11:12
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 09:02
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/929

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