Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Page: 45-50
Distribution and Morphometric Characters of the Mediterranean Brown Ray, Raja Miraletus (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia, Central Mediterranean)
Hasna Kadri, Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Centre de Sfax, B.P. 1035, Sfax 3018, Tunisie; Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, B.P. 802, Sfax 3028, Tunisie
Sondes Marouani, Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Centre de Sfax, B.P. 1035, Sfax 3018, Tunisie; Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, B.P. 802, Sfax 3028, Tunisie
Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai, Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Centre de Sfax, B.P. 1035, Sfax 3018, Tunisie
Abderrahmen Bouaïn, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, B.P. 802, Sfax 3028, Tunisie
Eric Morize, Lemar/ IRD 230 Broennou, 29870 Landéda, France
Received: Dec. 29, 2013;       Published: Mar. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140202.15      View  3210      Downloads  148
Abstract
To determine some morphometric characters of the Mediterranean brown ray Raja miraletus Linnaeus, 1758 in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia), samples were analysed and described on data from the commercial trawl at monthly intervals between December 2006 and January 2007. A total of 501 male and 629 female specimens were collected during the sampling period. The largest (in terms of Total length: TL) female and male were 58 cm and 56 cm, respectively. Some various morphmetric characters were measured. Relationships between the characters were defined separately for both sexe. Morphometric characters were strongly correlated with total length but the nature of allometry differed according to the characters.
Keywords
Raja Miraletus, Morphometric and Numeric Characters, Gulf of Gabes, Mediterranean Sea
To cite this article
Hasna Kadri, Sondes Marouani, Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai, Abderrahmen Bouaïn, Eric Morize, Distribution and Morphometric Characters of the Mediterranean Brown Ray, Raja Miraletus (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) in the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia, Central Mediterranean), American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 45-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140202.15
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