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Direct validation of ages determined for adult red drums from otolith sections
Murphy, M.D.; Taylor, R.G. (1991). Direct validation of ages determined for adult red drums from otolith sections. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 120(2): 267-269
In: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD, etc.,. ISSN 0002-8487, more
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Keywords
    Biological age; Marking; Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; Marine; Brackish water

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  • Murphy, M.D.
  • Taylor, R.G.

Abstract
    Ten of 735 adult red drums Sciaenops ocellatus injected with oxytetracycline and released into Mosquito Lagoon and Upper Indian River Lagoon on the Atlantic coast of Florida during 1987-1988 were recaptured 358 to 564 d later. Each fish had deposited one opaque zone since being marked; zone formation probably occurred during the winter. These observations validate the use of otolith sections to determine the ages of red drums from 1 to 27 years old.

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