Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries

Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for Assessment, Management and Ecology

Editors: Green, B.S., Mapstone, B.D., Carlos, G., Begg, G.A. (Eds.)

  • First compilation of otolith processing techniques for tropical fish
  • Contributions by world leaders in tropical otolith research
  • Contains theory as well as practical advice on processing and interpreting otoliths
  • Sets the practice of ageing tropical organisms within a theoretical and management context
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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 or vertebrae to retrieve biological, biochemical or genetic information. Current techniques and principles have evolved rapidly and are under constant modification and these differ among laboratories, and more particularly among species and within life history stages.

Tropical fish otoliths: Information for assessment, management and ecology is a comprehensive description of the current status of knowledge about otoliths in the tropics. This book has contributions from leading experts in the field, encompasing a tropical perspective on daily and annual ageing in fish and invertebrates, microchemistry, interpreting otolith microstructure and using it to back-calculate life history events, and includes a treatise on the significance of validating periodicity in otoliths.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Otoliths and Fisheries in the Tropics

    Green, Bridget S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • 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?

    Choat, J.H. (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Age in Years from Otoliths of Adult Tropical Fish

    Fowler, A.J.

    Pages 55-92

  • Daily Otolith Increments in the Early Stages of Tropical Fish

    Sponaugle, Su

    Pages 93-132

  • Alternatives to Sectioned Otoliths: The use of other Structures and Chemical Techniques to Estimate Age and Growth for Marine Vertebrates and Invertebrates

    Moltschaniwskyj, Natalie (et al.)

    Pages 133-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information for Assessment, Management and Ecology
Editors
  • Bridget S. Green
  • Bruce D. Mapstone
  • Gary Carlos
  • Gavin A. Begg
Series Title
Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5775-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5775-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3582-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3678-8
Series ISSN
1571-3075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 313
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