Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad del Zulia <p>The Journal of the Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad del Zulia is a publication of the Agronomic Research Institute of the Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad del Zulia, published since 1968 and is supported by the Universidad del Zulia, in order to disseminate the results of researchers Venezuelans and other parts of the world, related to the agricultural field. The Rev. Fac. Agron. (LUZ) publishes four issues per year, i. e., every three months, under continuous publication format (rolling pass). , with original and unpublished scientific articles, technical notes, review articles, quick communications, extensive summaries of congresses and scientific meetings related to the agricultural area for the consideration of the Editorial Committee. The journal publishes research products of high scientific quality and promotes the exchange of publications and scientific activity at the agricultural level, in the areas of Plant Production, Animal Production, Food Technology and Socioeconomics. The topics included in these areas are: agrosystem management, environment, agricultural biotechnology, meat science, milk science, rural development, agricultural economics, agricultural entomology, fertilizers, post-harvest physiology, plant physiology, physiology and animal reproduction, pastures and forages, animal and plant genetics and improvement, weeds, animal nutrition, plant pathology, agri-food safety, agri-food systems and soils.</p> Universidad del Zulia en-US Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad del Zulia 0378-7818 Comparative study of biological and metabolic indicators in males and females Pseudocurimata boulengeri of lotic ecosystems <p>With the objective of evaluating different biological and metabolic indicators in males and females <em>Pseudocurimata boulengeri</em> in three ecosystems of Los Ríos, Ecuador, specimens were captured in the areas of Ventana, Quevedo and Buena Fe (60 per area, 180 total), and proceeded to perform the sexing. The following were determined: size, weight, thickness of the head, trunk and tail, as well as the size-weight relationship. Stomasomatic, gonadal, hepatosomatic, vicerosomatic indices and condition factor. Glucose, total protein, cholesterol and triglyceride were also evaluated. A 3×2 factorial arrangement was used. Regression analysis to establish the functional relationship between length and weight. For the morphometric indicators, differences between interactions were shown, although higher values ​​were observed in females regardless of the locality, with a weight of 185 g, a length of 23.43 cm and head thickness that exceeded 6 cm. The biological indices reflected differences between the interactions, thus the hepatosomatic, gonadal, and vicerosomatic indexes were higher for females in the locality of Ventanas with 0.97, 12.76, and 20.04, respectively. For the metabolic indicators, differences were shown between the interactions with greater variability for sex. It was shown that for the morphometric indicators, sex did not prevail. The biological indices were influenced by sex, with superiority for females except the stomasomatic. While metabolic indicators showed variability with respect to areas and sex.</p> Yuniel Méndez-Martínez Estefanía Pallo-Molina Angel Fernández-Escobar Diana Vasco-Mora Copyright (c) 2023 Yuniel Méndez-Martínez, Estefanía Gabriela Pallo-Molina, Ángel Oliverio Fernández-Escobar, Diana Lucia Vasco-Mora 2023-03-17 2023-03-17 40 2 e234011 e234011