• Biology
  • Published 1990

The applicability of ELEFAN for use in analyzing three species of deepwater snappers in Tonga (Etelis coruscans, Pristipomoides flavipinnis and P. filamentosus, Fam. Lutjanidae)

@inproceedings{Langi1990TheAO,
  title={The applicability of ELEFAN for use in analyzing three species of deepwater snappers in Tonga (Etelis coruscans, Pristipomoides flavipinnis and P. filamentosus, Fam. Lutjanidae)},
  author={Sarah Langi},
  year={1990}
}
An attempt to fit the von Bertalanffy growth equation to three species of deep sea snappers using the ELEFAN method was unsuccessful, mainly because the fish are slow-growing, long lived species. Problems were also encountered in estimating asymptotic length and Z/K using a Wetherall plot. Possible approaches to resolving those difficulties are discussed.