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Non-destructive ageing in Notolabrus tetricus using dorsal spines with an emphasis on the benefits for protected, endangered and fished species

Metcalf, S.J. and Swearer, S.E. (2005) Non-destructive ageing in Notolabrus tetricus using dorsal spines with an emphasis on the benefits for protected, endangered and fished species. Journal of Fish Biology, 66 (6). pp. 1740-1747.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00704.x
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Abstract

Age estimates from clipped dorsal spines were compared to otoliths and scales in the blue throat wrasse Notolabrus tetricus. Dorsal spines provided accurate, non-destructive ageing and are recommended in favour of destructive methods for conservation purposes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17298
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