Seiyaboh Et Al


Seiyaboh et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 6 (11), pp. 342-348, December 2016.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Articles

Manuscript Number: 121916216



Seasonal Variation in Length-Weight Relationship and
Condition Factor of Five Fish Species from Kolo Creek, Niger Delta


Idah Seiyaboh1, Sylvester Chibueze Izah1* and

Chidinma Okogbue2


of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce
Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

2Department of Fisheries and
Aquaculture, School of Agricultural Technology, Federal Polytechnic Ekowe,
Bayelsa state, Nigeria


relationship and condition factor of a fish is frequently used to evaluate the
well-being of such fish in its environment. This study investigated the
seasonal variation in length-weigh and condition factor of five important fish
species from Kolo creek, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The fish samples were
obtained from the creek using different fishing gears with assistance of local
fishermen. The length-weigh relationship and condition factor were computed
following standard biometric methods. Results obtained showed that all the fish
species showed negative allometric growth in both climatic regimes except
Tilapia guineensis during the wet season. The condition factor ranged
from 0.70 -2.46 for both climatic condition. The condition factor fluctuates
among the various seasons for each of the fish species. This suggests that the
fish species adapt different at same environmental condition and can be
influenced by seasons.


Keyword: Condition factor,
Fisheries, Length-weigh relationship, Kolo creek

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