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Quantitative determination of the timing of otolith ring formation from marginal increments in four marine teleost species from northwestern Australia

Stephenson, P.C. and Hall, N.G. (2003) Quantitative determination of the timing of otolith ring formation from marginal increments in four marine teleost species from northwestern Australia. Fishery Bulletin, 101 (4). pp. 900-909.

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Abstract

The sectioned otoliths of four fish species from a tropical demersal trawl fishery in Western Australia revealed a series of alternating translucent and opaque zones in reflected light. The translucent zones, referred to as growth rings, were counted to determine fish ages. The width of the opaque zone on the periphery of the otolith section as a proportion of the width of the previous opaque zone (index of completion) was used to determine the periodicity of growth-ring formation.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: US National Marine Fisheries Services
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17440
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