VBGEVon Bertalanffy Growth Equation (ecology)
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The VBGE estimates calculated by age class, actual age, and back-calculated age demonstrated little variation either within or among data types (Table 2).
Parsons (1985) determined age at maturity by three methods: extrapolation of growth rates to size at maturity, the VBGE, and Holden's method (Holden, 1974).
To calculate the parameters of the VBGE, the Munro plot was used (Munro 1982):
Parameters of the VBGE were estimated using the ELEFAN I method (Pauly 1987) as provided in the FiSAT software (Gayanilo et al.