Morphometric and meristic traits of megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792) from the eastern central Adriatic Sea

Authors

  • Mate Šantić Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Split, Ruđera Boškovića 33, 21000 Split
  • Armin Pallaoro Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šet. I. Meštrovića 63, 21000 Split
  • Martina Markov City of Šibenik, Physical planning and Environment Protection Department, Trg Pavla Šubića, 1, 22000. Šibenik
  • Ivan Jardas Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šet. I. Meštrovića 63, 21000 Split

Keywords:

fish, teleostei, Scophthalamidae, morphology, classical biometric measurements

Abstract

The relationship between classical morphometric measurements (12) and meristic traits (8) was examined in 435 specimens of megrim (214 males, 221 females) caught in the eastern central Adriatic Sea. Total length of all specimens ranged from 9.0 to 34.6 cm. Morphological differences between males and females was not marked. Biometric analysis of the morphometric and meristic traits indicated a homogenous morphology stock of Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis in the eastern central Adriatic Sea. Changes in some morphometric traits obtained in conjunction with an increase in body length showed that smaller specimens have longer standard length, head, pectoral fins and preanal distance than adult specimens. The positive correlation recorded for the maximum body height indicated that the body slightly shortened with megrim growth. The morphometric and meristic traits of megrim from different Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic areas are mostly in accordance with previously published articles.

https://doi.org/10.2298/ABS170214012S

Received: February 14, 2017; Revised: March 13, 2017; Accepted: March 25, 2017; Published online: April 4, 2017

How to cite this article: Šantić M, Pallaoro A, Markov M, Jardas I. Morphometric and meristic traits of megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792) from the eastern central Adriatic Sea. Arch Biol Sci. 2017:69(4):665-70.

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Šantić M, Pallaoro A, Markov M, Jardas I. Morphometric and meristic traits of megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792) from the eastern central Adriatic Sea. Arch Biol Sci [Internet]. 2017Oct.18 [cited 2022Aug.18];69(4):665-70. Available from: https://www.serbiosoc.org.rs/arch/index.php/abs/article/view/1469

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