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Proposed standard mass equations for European chub Leuciscus cephalus in Italy

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Total length (L T) and mass measurements of 28 596 specimens of European chub Leuciscus cephalus, collected from a variety of waterways across Italy, were used to compute standard mass (W s) equations by both empirical percentile (EmP) and regression line percentile (RLP) methods. The use of the EmP W s equation [log10 W s = −4·79 + 2·68log10 L T + 0·10(log10 L T)2] to compute relative mass (W r) of L. cephalus in Italy is suggested, as it was not influenced by length-related bias (L T range of application = 70–470 mm).
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Keywords: EmP and RLP methods; Squalius squalus; index of condition; relative mass

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: 1: Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale, Università di Perugia, via Elce di Sotto, 06123 Perugia, Italy 2: Aquaprogram s.r.l., Via Borella 53/i, 36100 Vicenza, Italy 3: Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste, Via Giorgieri 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy 4: Bioprogramm sc, via Lisbona 28/a, 35127 Padova, Italy

Publication date: 2011-06-01

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