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Title Tropical fish otoliths : information for assessment, management and ecology / Bridget S. Green [and others], editors.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 313 pages) : illustrations
Series Reviews, methods and technologies in fish biology and fisheries ; v. 11
Reviews (Springer (Firm)) ; v. 11.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Fishes -- Age determination.
Otoliths.
Fishes -- Tropics.
Fishery management -- Tropics.
Fishes.
Otolithic Membrane.
Tropics
Tropics.
Contents Introduction to otoliths and fisheries in the tropics / Bridget S. Green [and others] -- Ageing in coral reef fishes : do we need to validate the periodicity of increment formation for every species of fish for which we collect age-based demographic data? / J.H. Choat, J.P. Kritzer, and J.L. Ackerman -- Age in years from otoliths of adult tropical fish / A.J. Fowler -- daily otolith increments in the early stages of tropical fish / Su Sponaugle -- Alternatives to sectioned otoliths : the use of other structures and chemical techniques to estimate age and growth for marine vertebrates and invertebrates / Natalie Moltschaniwskyj and Mike Cappo -- The back-calculation of fish growth from otoliths / Laurent Vigliola and Mark G. Meekan -- Otolith microstructure in tropical fish / Jacques Panfili, Javier Tomás, and Beatriz Morales-Nin -- Otolith chemistry / Simon R. Thorrold and Stephen E. Swearer -- Tropical otoliths -- where to next? / Bridget S. Green [and others].
Summary Techniques and theory for processing otoliths from tropical marine fish have developed only recently due to an historic misconception that these organisms could not be aged. Otoliths are the most commonly used structures from which daily, seasonal or annual records of a fish's environmental history are inferred, and are also used as indicators of migration patterns, home range, spatial distribution, stock structure and life history events. A large proportion of projects undertaken on tropical marine organisms involve removal and processing of calcified structures such as otoliths, statoliths o.
Other Author Green, Bridget S.
Other Title Print version: Tropical fish otoliths. Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009 9781402035821 1402035829