Life history traits of Scardinius acarnanicus (Economidis, 1991) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in two Greek lakes (Lysimachia and Trichonis)

 
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2004 (EN)
Life history traits of Scardinius acarnanicus (Economidis, 1991) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in two Greek lakes (Lysimachia and Trichonis) (EN)

Leonardos, I. D. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών (EL)
Leonardos, I. D. (EN)

Age, growth, reproduction and mortality of Scardinius acarnanicus, an endemic cyprinid fish from central and western Greece, were investigated in two contrasting environments, the eutrophic Lake Lysimachia and the oligotrophic to mesotrophic Lake Trichonis. Maximum ages observed were 7+ for males and 10+ for females in Lake Lysimachia and 8+ for males and females in Lake Trichonis. Scardinius acarnanicus grew allometrically (slope of fork length-somatic weight regressions >3) and relatively rapidly until age 2 or 3 years, then slowed at a time coincident with maturation. Total instantaneous mortality rates of fish from Lake Trichonis were higher than in Lake Lysimachia. Scardinius acarnanicus is a multiple spawner; monthly values of the gonadosomatic index (GSI) indicated that spawning occurred mainly in April. Mean egg diameter in Lake Lysimachia was 1.54 Β± 0.2 and 1.28 Β± 0.16 mm in Lake Thrichonis. In Lake Lysimachia, the population sex ratio departed markedly from 1 : 1; females were more abundant at ages >3 and the overall male : female ratio was 1 : 1.47. In Lake Trichonis, females were more abundant at ages >6; the overall male : female ratio was 1 : 1.16, not significantly different from a 1 : 1 ratio. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Journal of Applied Ichthyology (EN)

English

2004


Blackwell Verlag (EN)



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