Biological characteristics of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L., 1758) inhabiting Lake Ladik (Samsun, Turkey) [Biološka Obiljezja Grgeca (Perca fluviatilis L, 1758) Koji nastanjujeje zero Ladik (Samsun, Turska)]
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The aim of this study was to determine the growth features of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L., 1758) inhabiting Lake Ladik. A total of 858 individuals were caught. The total length and weight ranged from 8.2 to 27.5 cm and from 7.16 to 365.20 g, respectively. The age of the females ranged between 1 and 7 years and the age of the males ranged from 1 to 5 years. The female to male ratio was 1:0.19. The von Bertalanffy growth equation parameters were determined as L?=41.27 cm, W?=1251.40 g, K=0.10 (year1), t0 (year)=-1.98 for all samples. Length-weight relationship was calculated as W=0.0047TL3.358 for all specimens. Length-length relationships (total length-standard length, total length-fork length, standard length- fork length) were highly significant (r2>0.98). The mean condition factor value was obtained as 1.28 for all fish. Condition factor showed statistically significant increase according to length classes. © The Author(s) 2016. Published by University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture. All rights reserved.