Population dynamics of deep-water pink shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris Lucas, 1846) (Decapoda, Penaeidae) in the coastal waters of Tuzla (Eastern part of the Sea of Marmara)

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Çiloğlu E., Ateş C.

Aquatic Research, vol.5, no.3, pp.196-208, 2022 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3153/ar22019
  • Journal Name: Aquatic Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-208
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the population parameters, recruitment period, exploitation rate, and stock status of deepwater pink shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris Lucas, 1846) in the eastern Sea of Marmara were investigated. Growth showed negative allometry, and, b-values were significantly lower than 3 for females′ and males′ (p < 0.05). Females and males' growth performance indexes (φ) of P. longirostris were determined as 2.91 and 2.89, respectively. Asymptotic carapace lengths (CL∞), growth coefficients (K), and theoretical birth ages (t0) of females and males were calculated as 32.55, 28.67 mm, and 0.760, 0.950, and –0.233, –0769, respectively. The maximum exploitation rates (Emax) were calculated as 0.82 for females and as 0.90 for males. The first capture lengths (CL50) for females and males were estimated to be 18.78 and 18.07 mm, respectively. Two recruitment periods were determined for P. longirostris for females and males. The recruitment period was estimated to be between February and April, July and November. The yield per-recruit (YPR) analysis for females and males revealed that E0.1 = 0.72 and 0.80 approached the maximum exploitation rate (Emax = 0.82 and 0.90), respectively, indicating that exploitation for P. longirostris was in quadrant category "C" in the Eastern Marmara Sea. This status demonstrated active fishing, according to the quadrant rule.