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The Use of Otolith Shape to Identify Stocks of Redlip Mullet, Liza haematocheilus

The Use of Otolith Shape to Identify Stocks of Redlip Mullet, Liza haematocheilus

Tao He1,2,3, Cheng-jing Chen4, Jian-guang Qin3, Yun Li1,2, Rong-hua Wu1,2 and Tian-xiang Gao4,*

1College of Animal Science and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, P.R. China
2Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fish Reproduction and Development (Ministry of Education), Key Laboratory of Aquatic Science of Chongqing 400715, P.R. China
3College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide 5001, Australia
4Fishery College, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316022, P.R. China

*      Corresponding author: gaotianxiang0611@163.com

Fig. 1.

Sampling locationsof five L. haematocheilus: Ying Kou (YK), Dong Ying (DY), Qing Dao (QD), Wen Zhou (WZ) and Guang Zhou (GZ).

Fig. 2.

Morphometric measurements of L. haematocheilus otolith O: core; OE: minimum radius; OA: maximum radius; LM: Feret width; JK: Feret length; GH: smallest Feret length; GI: longest Feret length. Bar = 1 mm.

Fig. 3.

Plots of the first two principal components (PC1 and PC2) of the shape indices in five L. haematocheilus stocks.

Fig. 4.

Scatter plots of the first and second PC of L. haematocheilus sagittae based on Fourier analysis.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 52, Iss. 6, Pages 2027-2426

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