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Age and Growth of Triplophysa (Hedinichthys) yarkandensis (Day, 1877) in the Tarim River in Xinjiang, China

Age and Growth of Triplophysa (Hedinichthys) yarkandensis (Day, 1877) in the Tarim River in Xinjiang, China

Xinyue Wang1, Shengao Chen1,2*, Fangze Zi1, Jianmin Ge1, Desheng Chang1, Yong Song1 and Congxin Xie2

1College of Life Sciences and Technology, Tarim University, Tarim Research Center of Rare Fishes, Alar Xinjiang 843300, China
2College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan Hubei 430070, China
 
*      Corresponding author: shengao@taru.edu.cn

Fig. 1.

A, Triplophusa yarkandensis in the Tarim River. B, Sample sites in the Tarim River. C, Annuli characteristics of lapillus, and vertebrae D, Operculum of T. yarkandensis.

Fig. 2.

Distributions of the frequencies of SL (A), W (B) and age (C) of T. yarkandensis.

Fig. 3.

Length-weight relationships of male and female (A) and overall population (B) of T. yarkandensis.

Fig. 4.

Relationships between otolith radius (A) and body length/age (B) of fish.

Fig. 5.

Relationship of age read from otoliths and the observed standard length (A), von Bertalanffy growth curve of body length and body weight in male and female population (B) and overall population (C).

Fig. 6.

Growth rate and growth acceleration of SL and W.

Equation 1
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Equation 3

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 4, pp. 1501-2000

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