Biometric relationships for commercially important penaeid shrimp species on the east coast of the Gulf of California

Carlos H. Rábago-Quiroz, Viridiana Y. Zepeda-Benítez, Juana López-Martínez, Jesús G. Padilla-Serrato

Submited: 2018-04-11 17:57:10 | Published: 2019-09-01 19:17:13

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-15

Abstract


Biometric relationships were estimated for the three most important shrimp species on the coasts of the Gulf of California, Mexico. Individuals were obtained from six lagoon systems, and offshore sites along the east coast of the Gulf of California, mainly in the state of Sonora, between March and September of 2015 and 2016. A total of 25,764 individuals of Penaeus stylirostris, Penaeus vannamei and Farfantepenaeus californiensis were analyzed; the length and weight regression for the females, males and combined sexes showed a high correlation between variables. Additionally, some statistically significant differences were found in the linear length and weight relationships (P < 0.05) between sexes. This study reports the length-weight parameters for a key site of the shrimp fishery, it covers a wide range of sizes for each species and was based on the stages late inshore juvenile and offshore of the shrimp lifecycle; as such, this study provides useful information for future estimations of indispensable parameters for stock assessment analyses.


Rábago-Quiroz C, Zepeda-Benítez V, López-Martínez J, Padilla-Serrato J. Biometric relationships for commercially important penaeid shrimp species on the east coast of the Gulf of California. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2019;47(4): 716-722. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-15 [Accessed 17 Oct. 2019].
Rábago-Quiroz, C., Zepeda-Benítez, V., López-Martínez, J., & Padilla-Serrato, J. (2019). Biometric relationships for commercially important penaeid shrimp species on the east coast of the Gulf of California. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 47(4), 716-722. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol47-issue4-fulltext-15