## Estimating Fish Body Depth |

If you are using the Literature Swim Speeds tab, and you enter the average total length of the fish an estimate of the body depth will be displayed in the Comments Box. When the minimum depth entered is less than the estimated body depth of the fish a warning is displayed indicating that the fish may not be fully submerged. The Swim Speed table contains a column that is populated with body proportions of various species of fish and FishXing uses these proportions to estimate body depth from total lengths. You can access these proportions through the Literature Swim Speed table and the morphometric data table. The proportions are in the form of body depth/total length and were taken from morphometric information found in Carlander (1969, 1977) or www.fishbase.com. For an example of how the calculations are performed see: Converting Fish Lengths.

See also: Measures of Fish Length, Converting Fish Lengths, Water Depth for Swimming,