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Fed up with parasites? A method for estimating asymptotic growth in fish populations

Gibson, D. and Jones, J.B.ORCID: 0000-0002-0773-2007 (1993) Fed up with parasites? A method for estimating asymptotic growth in fish populations. Marine Biology, 117 (3). pp. 495-500.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00349325
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Abstract

The accumulation of parasites in a fish host is modelled as a function of the total amount of prey consumed. The accumulated parasite load is then expressed as a function of fish length so that the asymptotic growth, L∞, of any population of commonly infected fish can be estimated. Estimates of L∞ are obtained for orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus), albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) and the New Zealand southern arrow squid (Nototodarus sloanii).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 1993 Verlag
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42947
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