|Author(s)||Mahe Kelig1, Elleboode Romain1, Persohn Cecile2, Dufour Jean-Louis1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Laboratoire Ressources Halieutiques, 150 quai Gambetta, BP699, 62321 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
2 : IFREMER, Laboratoire Ecologie et Modèles pour l'Halieutique, rue de l'Ile d'Yeu, B.P. 21105, 44311 Nantes Cedex 03, France
|Source||Journal of Oceanography, Research and Data (Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer), 2010-12 , Vol. 3 , P. 12-18|
|Keyword(s)||lemon sole, Growth, von Bertalanffy, Celtic Sea, North Sea|
|Abstract||Age and growth of lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) were determined from 115 specimens collected in the Celtic Sea and in the North Sea in 2006 and 2007. Total length is ranged from 11 to 44 cm, while total weight varied between 12 and 1040 g. Age estimation was based on otoliths readings. The oldest male and female were estimated to be 9 years old.
The length–weight relationships parameters for lemon sole in the Celtic Sea and in the North Sea were W=0.0043*TL3.2860 and W=0.0062*TL3.1505 respectively. Weight including both sexes increased with positive allometric growth.
The von Bertalanffy growth equation in the North Sea was fitted on the basis of mean length-at-age data resulting in parameters values of TL∞ = 36.44 cm (S.E. = 0.484), K = 0.187 /y (S.E. = 0.069), t0 = -1.371 (S.E. = 0.701). Females appeared to grow more rapidely than males.
Mahe Kelig, Elleboode Romain, Persohn Cecile, Dufour Jean-Louis (2010). Age and Growth of the lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) in the Celtic Sea and the North Sea. Journal of Oceanography, Research and Data, 3, 12-18. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00019/13024/