Fulton somatic condition factor


Fulton somatic condition factor
a figure calculated from length and weight which expresses the plumpness of a fish or the changes in the food reserves stored in muscle. The condition factor (K) is the ratio of the weight of the fish (without the gonads) to the cube of its length (K
W/L3, where w
weight in grams less the weight of the gonads and L
standard length in mm)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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