publication . Article . 2016

The sagittal otolith morphology of four selected mugilid species from Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf (Teleostei: Mugilidae)

Vahideh Salehi; Majid Askari Hesni; Azad Teimori; Mohammad Reza Lashkari;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: International Journal of Aquatic Biology (issn: 2383-0956, eissn: 2322-5270, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Tehran
Abstract
The members of mugilid species are usually difficult to recognize because of the well-known similarity observed in their external morphology. Nevertheless, their identification is very important for local fisheries management and conservation action. Therefore, in the present study we applied otolith morphology to evaluate its significance in identification of four selected mugilid species; Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes, 1836), Liza klunzingeri (Day, 1888), Ellochelon vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) and Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758 occurring in the Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf in southern Iran. The results indicated several otolith features to be impo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sagitta, Phylogeny, Taxonomy, Fisheries management., Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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