A new method for comparing the growth performance of fishes, applied to wild and farmed tilapias uri icon

abstract

  • This paper documents a new, computer-based method for identifying via "auximetric grids" (i.e., double log plots of the von Bertalanffy parameters K and W sub( infinity ) as ordinates and abscissa, respectively) the range of growth performance likely to occur in a given taxon, of which several populations have been studied in terms of growth. This method is applied to wild tilapia, notably Oreochromis niloticus which is defined in terms of the growthparameter "space" it occupies and which is contrasted with that of other species of tilapias and other fishes

publication date

  • 2008