Preliminary observation on growth of Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the western Ionian sea

European anchovy von Bertalanffy otoliths back-calculation



Sagittae of European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) have been collected from fish sampled in the Western Ionian Sea (GSA 19) and aged to estimate the parameters of the von Bertalanffy growth curve (VBGC). The VBGCs of females and males were not significantly different, thus a combined curve was estimated with the following parameters: L¥ =174.13 mm, k=0.31; t0 =-1.76