Otolith length/fish length relationship of leptocephali, elvers, and sub-adult (reared) eels Anguilla anguilla

Samuel Appelbaum, Thomas Hechte

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Abstract

The otolith length and the total fish length of 9 leptocephali, 29 elvers and 51 sub-adult eels were measured. For the 51 eels a significant correlation between otolith and fish length was found. No similar correlation was found for leptocephali and elvers because of their similar total length. It was found that the growth of the otolith from leptocephali and elvers differs from the growth of herring larvae otoliths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Biology of Fishes
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1978
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anguilla
  • Atlantic
  • Biometry
  • Growth
  • Morphology
  • Ontogenesis

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