Age, growth, and maturation of Lolliguncula brevis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico with a comparison of length-frequency versus statolith age analysis

  title={Age, growth, and maturation of Lolliguncula brevis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico with a comparison of length-frequency versus statolith age analysis},
  author={Gd Jackson and John W. Forsythe and Raymond Hixon and Roger T. Hanlon},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
Over 2000 individuals of Lolliguncula brevis were collected from 1975 to 1979 in the northern Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast; their growth and reproductive biology were analyzed by traditional ... 
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    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 2002
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  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 2010
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