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Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science:Vol.4 (10), pp. 286-289, October 2016
ISSN 2354-4147

Length weight relationship and condition factor of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Trewavas, 1983) in the southern part of Jebel Aulia Dam, White Nile, Sudan
Article Number: DRJA12017983

Original Research Article

Ahmed Al Badawi Adam1 and Abdel Moneim Khalid2

1General Administration of Fisheries, Fisheries Research Center, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2General Administration of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Fisheries Research Center, P. O. box 1489,

Khartoum, Sudan.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  Tel: +966 550180188

date Received: July 14, 2016     date Accepted: August 6, 2016     date Published: September 10, 2016


A total number of 298 specimens of Nile Tilapia (O. niloticus) were collected from the southern part of Jebel Aulia Dam Reservoir during the period November 2012 to July 2013. Length-weight relationship and condition factor were determined for O. niloticus with the regression coefficient ‘b’ = 3.03357 indicating isometric growth pattern. Mean values of condition factor (K) ranged from 2.97-3.94 for the combined sexes, and varied monthly from 2.18 to 3.65, reflecting good condition and well-being of the fish.The results can be used to fill a gap in the knowledge about this species and provide useful information in the management and conservation for this popular food fish species in the White Nile waters in Sudan.

Key words:  Condition factor, Jebel Aulia Dam, Isometric growth, Length-weight relationship, Regression coefficient