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Statolith age validation and growth of Loligo plei (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the north-west Gulf of Mexico during spring/summer
Jackson, G.D.; Forsythe, J.W. (2002). Statolith age validation and growth of Loligo plei (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the north-west Gulf of Mexico during spring/summer. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 82(4): 677-678
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Age determination; Growth; Statoliths; Loligo pleii Blainville, 1823 [WoRMS]; ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Jackson, G.D.
  • Forsythe, J.W.

Abstract
    Statolith validation and age and growth analysis was undertaken for the loliginid squid Loligo plei in the north-west Gulf of Mexico off Galveston, Texas. Statolith increments were shown to be laid down daily based on tetracycline staining of 19 individuals maintained in captivity. Ageing of field-captured individuals from late summer revealed that this species has rapid growth rates and a life span of about five months at least during the warm period of the year in this region of the Gulf of Mexico.

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