INSIGHTS ON THE INFLUENCE OF PHYLOGENETIC ON THE RELATIVE GROWTH USING <i>Atherinella brasiliensis</i> AS A TOOL

Abstract

The length–weight relationships (LWR) are important tools for ichthyology, they are useful to demonstrate the environmental influence on growth. In this study we estimate the LWR of the Atherinella brasiliensis in the shallow areas of the São Francisco river estuary and compare the growth of this specie in different environments of the Brazilian coast. Specimens of Brazilian silverside (A. brasiliensis, n = 3483), between 2.1 and 13.6 cm in length, were caught in the shallow areas of the São Francisco River estuary between May 2017 and April 2018. The length-weight ratio of the species was represented by the equation y=0.0047x3.0913. Frequency distribution indicates that the species is present in the shallow areas of the São Francisco River estuary in all its ontogenetic stages and apparently reproduces throughout the year with constant input of recruits into the population. Von Bertalanffy’s growth model and longevity were adjusted to reach asymptotic length (L∞) of 14.7 cm, growth coefficient (K) of 0.91 year-1 and longevity (A95) of 3.25 years. The analysis of variance revealed differences for the maximum total length. However, the differences found between the present study and data available in the literature appear to be caused by environmental and methodological differences.

References

Andreata, J.V.; Barbieri, L.R.R.; Sebíua, A.S.C.; Silva, M.H.C.; Santos, M.A.; Santos, R.P. 1990. Relação dos peixes da Laguna de Marapendi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Atlântica, 12(I): 5-17.

Andreata, J.V.; Marca, A.G.; Soares, C.L.; Santos, R.S. 1997. Distribuição mensal dos peixes mais representativos da Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 14(1): 121-134. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751997000100013.

Araújo, F.G.; Cruz-Filho, A.G.; Azevedo, M.C.C.; Santos, A.C.A.; Fernandes, L.A.M. 1997. Estrutura da comunidade de peixes jovens da margem continental da Baía de Sepetiba, RJ. Acta Biologica Leopoldensia, 19(I): 61-83.

Baggio, R.A.; Stoiev, S.B.; Spach, H.L.; Boeger, W.A. 2017. Opportunity and taxon pulse: the central influence of coastal geomorphology on genetic diversification and endemism of strict estuarine species. Journal of Biogeography, 44(7): 1626-1639. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12934.

Bemvenuti, M.A. 1987. Abundância, distribuição e reprodução de peixe-rei (Atherinidae) na região estuarina da Lagoa dos Patos, RS, Brasil. Atlântica, 9(1): 5-32.

Bervian, G.; Fontoura, N.F. 1997. Reprodução de Atherinella brasiliensis no estuário do rio Tramandaí, Imbé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (Teleostei, Atherinopsidae). Biociencias, 5: 19-32.

Bervian, G.; Fontoura, N.F. 2007. Growth of the Silverside Atherinella brasiliensis in Tramandaí Estuary, Southern Brazil (Actinopterygii: Atherinopsidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 5(4): 485-490. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252007000400008.

Boeuf, G.; Le Bail, P.Y. 1999. Does light have an influence on fish growth? Aquaculture (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 177(1-4): 129-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0044-8486(99)00074-5.

Boeuf, G.; Payan, P. 2001. How should salinity influence fish growth? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology : CBP, 130(4): 411-423. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1532-0456(01)00268-X.

Bot Neto, R.L.; Passos, A.C.; Schwarz Junior, R.; Spach, H.L. 2018. Use of shallow areas by ichthyofauna (Teleostei) on the north-south axis of the Paranaguá Estuarine Complex, State of Paraná, Brazil. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 13(1): 64-78.

Brian, S.; Dyer, H. 2006. Systematic revision of the South American silversides (Teleostei, Atheriniformes). Biocell, 30(suppl. S): 69-88.

Carvalho, B.M.; Barradas, J.R.S.; Fontoura, N.F.; Spach, H.L. 2017. Growth of the silverside Atherinella brasiliensis in a subtropical estuary with some insights concerning the weight-length relationship. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 89(3, suppl.): 2261-2272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201720160784.

Carvalho, B.M.; Spach, H.L. 2015. Habitat use by Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825) in intertidal zones of a subtropical estuary, Brazil. Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences, 37(2): 177-184. https://doi.org/10.4025/actascibiolsci.v37i2.25205.

Contente, R.F.; Stefanoni, M.F.; Spach, H.L. 2010. Feeding ecology of the Brazilian silverside Atherinella brasiliensis (Atherinopsidae) in a sub-tropical estuarine ecosystem. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 91: 1197-1205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315410001116.

Costa, M.R.; Pereira, H.H.; Neves, L.M.; Araújo, F.G. 2013. Length–weight relationships of 23 fish species from Southeastern Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30(1): 230-232. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.12275.

Del Río, V.; Rosas, J.; Velásquez, A.; Cabrera, T. 2005. Desarrollo embrionário larval y tiempo de metamorfoses del pez tropical Xenomelaniris brasiliensis (Pisces: Atherinidae). Revista de Biología Tropical, 53: 1-10.

FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2013. FISAT II - FAO-ICLARM Stock Assessment Tool [online]. Rome: FAO. URL:

Fávaro, L.F.; Lopes, S.C.G.; Spach, H.L. 2003. Reprodução do peixe-rei, Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard) (Atheriniformes, Atherinidae), em uma planície de maré adjacente à gamboa do Baguaçu, Baía de Paranaguá, Paraná, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 20(3): 501-506. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752003000300022.

Fávaro, L.F.; Oliveira, E.C.; Verani, N.F. 2007. Estrutura da população e aspectos reprodutivos do peixe-rei Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard) (Atheriniformes, Atherinopsidae) em áreas rasas do Complexo Estuarino de Paranaguá, Paraná, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 24(4): 1150-1156. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752007000400036.

Figueiredo, J.L.; Menezes, N.A. 1978. Manual de peixes marinhos do sudeste do Brasil- Teleostei I. São Paulo: Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo. 110p.

Fontoura, N.F.; Agostinho, A.A. 1996. Growth with seasonally varying temperatures: an expansion of the Von Bertalanffy growth model. Journal of Fish Biology, 48(4): 569-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.1996.tb01453.x.

Franco, T.P.; Araújo, C.E.O.; Araújo, F.G. 2013. Length–weight relationships for 25 fish species from three coastal lagoons in Southeastern Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30(1): 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.12271.

Freire, K.M.F.; Nascimento, F.P.; Rosário, L.M.O.; Rocha, G.R.A.; Alves, G.A.; Lins-Oliveira, J.E. 2012. Characterization of some biological aspects of Atherinella brasiliensis caught during sport fishing tournaments: a case study from Northeastern Brazil. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, 38(2): 171-180.

Froese, R. 2006. Cube law, condition factor and weight–length relationships: history, meta-analysis and recommendations. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 22(4): 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2006.00805.x.

Giacomini, H.C.; Shuter, B.J. 2013. Adaptive responses of energy storage and fish life histories to climatic gradients. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 339: 100-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.08.020.

Giannini, R.; Paiva-Filho, A.M. 1995. Análise comparativa da ictiofauna da zona de arrebentação de praias arenosas do estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Boletim do Instituto Oceanográfico, 43(2): 141-152. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0373-55241995000200006.

Giarrizzo, T.; Silva De Jesus, A.J.; Lameira, E.C.; Araújo De Almeida, J.B.; Isaac, V.; Saint-Paul, U. 2006. Weight-length relationships for intertidal fish fauna in a mangrove estuary in Northern Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 22(4): 325-327. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2006.00671.x.

Golzio, J.E.S.A.; Falkenberg, J.M.; Praxedes, R.C.G.; Coutinho, A.S.; Laurindo, M.K.; Pessanha, A.; Madi, R.R.; Patricio, J.; Vendel, A.L.; Souza, G.T.R.; Melo, C.M.; Lacerda, A.C.F. 2017. Gill parasites of fish from two estuaries in northeastern Brazil: new hosts and geographical records. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 89(3, suppl.): 2281-2291. https://doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201720160883.

Haimovici, M.; Velasco, G. 2000. Length-weight relationship of marine fishes from Southern Brazil. Naga, 23(1): 19-23. Available at: Accessed: July 1, 2019.

Hostim-Silva, M.; Clezar, L.; Ribeiro, G.C.; Machado, C. 1995. Estrutura populacional de Xenomelaniris brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) na Lagoa da Conceição, SC. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 38: 949-960.

Knoppers, B.; Medeiros, P.R.P.; Souza, W.F.L.; Jennerjahn, T. 2006. The São Francisco Estuary, Brazil. In: Wangersky, P. (ed.). The handbook of environmental chemistry. Berlin: Springer Verlag. v. 5 - Water Pollution: estuaries, pp. 51-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/698_5_026.

Le Cren, E.D. 1951. The length-weight relationship and seasonal cycle in gonad weight and condition in the perch (Perca fluviatilis). Journal of Animal Ecology, 20(2): 201-219. https://doi.org/10.2307/1540.

Macieira, R.M.; Joyeux, J.C. 2009. Length–weight relationships for rockpool fishes in Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25(3): 358-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01118.x.

Maciel, T.R.; Vaz-Dos-Santos, A.M.; Barradas, J.R.S.; Vianna, M. 2019. Sexual dimorphism in the catfish Genidens genidens (Siluriformes: Ariidae) based on otolith morphometry and relative growth. Neotropical Ichthyology, 17(1): e180101. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20180101.

Mazzei, E.; Joyeux, J.C.; Simon, T. 2011. Length-weight relationships for juvenile and small-sized adult fishes of the surf zone. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27(4): 1137-1138. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2011.01772.x.

Neves, M.L.; Pereira, H.H.; Costa, R.M.; Araújo, G.F. 2006. Uso do manguezal de Guaratuba, Baia de Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro, pelo peixe-rei Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard) (Atheriniformes, Atherinopsidae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 23(2): 421-428. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752006000200017.

Paiva-Filho, A.M.; Giannini, R. 1990. Contribuição ao conhecimento da biologia do peixe-rei, Xenomelaniris brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) (Atherinidae), no complexo baía-estuário de Santos e São Vicente, Brasil. Boletim do Instituto Oceanográfico, 38(1): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0373-55241990000100002.

Pauly, D. 1980. On the interrelationships between natural mortality, growth parameters, and mean environmental temperatures in 175 fish stocks. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 39(2): 175-192. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/39.2.175.

Peck, M.A.; Reglero, P.; Takahask, M.; Catalán, I.A. 2013. Life cycle ecophysiology of small pelagic fish and climate-driven changes in populations. Progress in Oceanography, 116: 220-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.05.012.

Pessanha, A.L.M.; Araújo, F.G. 2001. Recrutamento do peixe-rei, Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard) (Atheriniformes, Atherinopsidae), na margem continental da Baía de Sepetiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 18: 1265-1274. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752001000400021.

Possamai, B.; Hoeinghaus, D.J.; Odebrecht, C.; Abreu, P.C.; Moraes, L.E.; Santos, A.C.; Garcia, A.M. 2020. Freshwater inflow variability affects the relative importance of allochthonous sources for estuarine fishes. Estuaries and Coasts, 43(4): 880-893. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00693-0.

Possamai, B.; Zanlorenzi, D.; Machado, R.C.; Fávaro, L.F. 2019. Length–weight relationships for estuarine fishes in South Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 35(2): 608-613. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13846.

R Core Team. 2019. R: A language and environment for statistical computing [online]. Vienna, Austria: R Foundation for Statistical Computing. URL:

Smith, R.J. 1993. Logarithmic transformation bias in allometry. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 90: 215-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.1330900208.

Soeth, M.; Spach, H.L.; Daros, F.A.; Adelir-Alves, J.; Almeida, A.C.O.; Correia, A.T. 2019. Stock structure of Atlantic spadefish Chaetodipterus faber from Southwest Atlantic Ocean inferred from otolith elemental and shape signatures. Fisheries Research, 211: 81-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.11.003.

Taylor, C.C. 1959. Temperature and growth - the Pacific razor clam. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 25(1): 93-101. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/25.1.93.

Vaz-Dos-Santos, A.M.; Gris, B. 2016. Length-weight relationships of the ichthyofauna from a coastal subtropical system: a tool for biomass estimates and ecosystem modelling. Biota Neotropica, 16(3): e20160192. https://doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-BN-2016-0192.

Vazzoler, A.E.A.M. 1996. Biologia da reprodução de peixes teleósteos: teoria e prática. Maringá: Eduem. 169p.

Vilar, C.C.; Spach, H.L.; Joyeux, J.C. 2011. Spatial and temporal changes in the fish assemblage of a subtropical estuary in Brazil: environmental effects. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 91(3): 635-648. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315410001943.

Von Bertalanffy, L. 1938. A quantitative theory of organic growth (inquiries on growth laws. II). Human Biology, 10(2): 181-213.
Published
2021-09-13
How to Cite
BOT NETO, Renato Luiz et al. INSIGHTS ON THE INFLUENCE OF PHYLOGENETIC ON THE RELATIVE GROWTH USING Atherinella brasiliensis AS A TOOL. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 47, sep. 2021. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1622>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305/bip.2021.47.e640.
Section
Scientific Article