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Growth of juvenile salema, Sarpa salpa (Teleostei: Sparidae) in the Kornati Archipelago, eastern Adriatic Sea
Matic-Skoko, S., M. Kraljevic, J. Dulcic and A. Pallaoro

Growth of juvenile Sarpa salpa from the Kornati Archipelago, eastern middle Adriatic Sea was analysed. A total of 1515 juveniles, ranging in length from 1.6 to 14.2 cm, were caught. Most individuals (94.65%) belonged to the 0+ cohort. The first settlers were aged 1.5-2.0 months, and probably entered shallow coves at the end of November. The relationship between total length and weight indicates positive allometric growth (b = 3.284). The condition factor, as a consequence of length-weight relationship, was CF = 1.41. The parabolic (c = 0.023 mm days-­1; R2 = 0.936) and Gompertz (c = 0.047 mm days-­1; R2> = 0.897) growth models seem to be the most appropriate for the description of young S. salpa growth.

Keywords: juvenile growth, Sparidae, Sarpa salpa, Kornati Arhipelago, Adriatic Sea.
Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 68(3) : 411-417 Back PDF
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