Accuracy and Precision of Age Estimates for Pallid Sturgeon from Pectoral Fin Rays

  title={Accuracy and Precision of Age Estimates for Pallid Sturgeon from Pectoral Fin Rays},
  author={Keith L. Hurley and R. J. Sheehan and R. Heidinger},
  journal={North American Journal of Fisheries Management},
  • Keith L. Hurley, R. J. Sheehan, R. Heidinger
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • North American Journal of Fisheries Management
  • Abstract Accurate age information is critical to the biological understanding and management of most fish species, but particularly for species of concern, such as the pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus. The accuracy and precision of pallid sturgeon age estimates from pectoral fin ray sections has never been established, yet all accumulated age information for the species was collected using this technique. To examine the accuracy and precision of age estimates, 16 pectoral fin ray samples… CONTINUE READING
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