Relationships between otolith size and fish length in some mesopelagic teleosts (Myctophidae, Paralepididae, Phosichthyidae and Stomiidae)

Battaglia, P., Malara, D., Ammendolia, G., Romeo, T., and Andaloro, F. (2015) Relationships between otolith size and fish length in some mesopelagic teleosts (Myctophidae, Paralepididae, Phosichthyidae and Stomiidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (3). pp. 774-782.

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Abstract

Length-mass relationships and linear regressions are given for otolith size (length and height) and standard length (L-S) of certain mesopelagic fishes (Myctophidae, Paralepididae, Phosichthyidae and Stomiidae) living in the central Mediterranean Sea. The length-mass relationship showed isometric growth in six species, whereas linear regressions of L-S and otolith size fit the data well for all species. These equations represent a useful tool for dietary studies on Mediterranean marine predators.

Item ID: 41908
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8649
Keywords: lantern fishes, length-mass relationships, linear regression, mesopelagic food webs, midwater fishes, sagittae
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 17:45
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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