Age and Growth of the Bull Shark,Carcharhinus leucas, from Southern Gulf of Mexico

  title={Age and Growth of the Bull Shark,Carcharhinus leucas, from Southern Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Alicia Cruz-Mart{\'i}nez and Xavier Chiappa-Carrara and V. Arenas-Fuentes},
  journal={Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science},
Age and growth of bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, was investigated in the southern Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz and Campeche, Mexico) from December 1993 through June 1997. Ninety-five specimens were obtained from commercial fishery catches, and vertebrae were examined from 20 males, 61 females and 14 individuals unidentified to sex. Vertebrae were examined using five different techniques to enhance the visibility of growth rings: i) alizarin red stain, ii) crystal violet stain, iii) X-ray, iv… 

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