A von Bertalanffy growth model with a seasonally varying coefficient

Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
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Abstract

The von Bertalanffy model of body growth is inappropriate for organisms whose growth is restricted to a seasonal period because it assumes that growth rate is invariant with time. Incorporation of a time-varying coefficient significantly improves the capability of the von Bertalanffy equation to describe changing body size of both the bivalve mollusc Macoma balthicain San Francisco Bay and the flathead sole, Hippoglossoides elassodon, in Washington state. This simple modification of the von Bertalanffy model should offer improved predictions of body growth for a variety of other aquatic animals.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A von Bertalanffy growth model with a seasonally varying coefficient
Series title Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
DOI 10.1139/f78-231
Volume 35
Issue 11
Year Published 1978
Language English
Publisher Canadian Science Publishing
Contributing office(s) Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta
Description 4 p.
First page 1479
Last page 1482
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N