Evaluation of length-weight relationship for a native goby, awaous jayakari (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in the middle east

Amir Hassan Masoumi, Saud M. Al Jufaili*, Hamid Reza Esmaeili

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Parameters of length-weight relationship of freshwater and marine fishes have long been of interest as a longstanding theme fisheries sciences and have been estimated for many fishes around the world. In this study, for the first time, length weight relationship (LWRs) was estimated for a native fish, the long nose goby, Awaous jayakari (Gobiidae) collected from the inland waters of Oman in 2020. The parameter of b for male and female specimens based on standard length (SL) was within the range of 2.666-4.377 and 2.852-3.374, respectively. As proposed for different fishes there was high and significant correlation coefficients with r2≥0.97 between length and weight (0.970-0.983).s Bailey’s ‘t’ test revealed that b value significantly deviated from 3 for both males and females showing their positive allometric growth pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Aquatic Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Inland Waters
  • LWR
  • Middle East
  • Native Fish
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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