Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No 3 (2006)

Juvenile European anchovy otolith microstructure


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70n3553

Pablo Cermeño , Spain

Beatriz Morales-Nin
IMEDEA (CSIC/UIB), Illes Balears, Spain

Andrés Uriarte
Fundación AZTI, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Abstract


Juvenile European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) has a complex incremental growth pattern that was studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and optical microscope observations. Daily increments were identified and related to rhythmic growth patterns while double-band structures were identified as one increment. The causes of these growth patterns are discussed.


Keywords


anchovy; Engraulis encrasicolus; sagitta; SEM

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