Length-Weight Relationship, Condition Factor and Sex-ratio of Fish Fauna in Badagry Creek, Lagos, Nigeria
Adeboyejo O. Akintade
Clarke O. Edwin
Ekele A. Simon
Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
International Journal of Marine Science, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 24 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0024
Received: 06 Mar., 2016 Accepted: 01 Jun., 2016 Published: 01 Jun., 2016
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Akintade A.O., Edwin C.O., and Simon E.A., 2016, Length – Weight Relationship, Condition Factor and Sex-ratio of Fish Fauna in Badagry Creek, Lagos, Nigeria, International Journal of Marine Science, 6(24): 1-8 (doi:10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0024)
This study investigated the condition factor, growth pattern and sex ratio of fish species from Badagry creek, Lagos lagoon complex, Nigeria. A total of one thousand and eight specimens (1008) belonging to twelve (12) species were studied. The total length ranged from 12.85±1.54 – 27.49±4.75cm, and body weight ranged from 38.50±14.04 – 159.09±28.24g with Marcusenius senegalensis having the highest and Oreochromis niloticus having the least. All the fish species examined showed positive allometric growth (b > 3) except Marcusenius senegalensis and Gymnarchus niloticus. 478 male and 530 female specimens were caught representing 47.42% and 52.58% of the fish population respectively, giving the overall sex ratio of 1male:1.1 females.
Fish biology; Growth pattern; Badagry creek; Condition factor and sex ratio