Biological characteristics of European perch (Perca fluviatilis L., 1758) inhabiting Lake Ladik (Samsun, Turkey) Biološka Obilježja Grgeča (Perca fluviatilis L, 1758) Koji nastanjujeje zero Ladik (Samsun, Turska)

Creative Commons License

Saygin S., Yilmaz S., Yazicioglu O., Polat N.

Ribarstvo, Croatian Journal of Fisheries, vol.74, no.4, pp.141-148, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/cjf-2016-0022
  • Journal Name: Ribarstvo, Croatian Journal of Fisheries
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-148
  • Keywords: Condition factor, Growth parameters, Length-length relationships, Length-weight relationships
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


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.