Interspecific comparison of growth and shape within Diapterus (Gerreidae: Perciformes) using geometric morphometrics

  title={Interspecific comparison of growth and shape within Diapterus (Gerreidae: Perciformes) using geometric morphometrics},
  author={F. J. Vergara-Solana and F. Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and J. Cruz-Ag{\"u}ero},
  journal={Journal of Ichthyology},
Morphometric analyses can generate useful information to solve taxonomic problems by direct comparison of each species representative’s shape or by analyzing its growth patterns. In this study, growth patterns and shape variation of the four fish species belonging to the genus Diapterus (Gerreidae) were analyzed using geometric morphometrics. We examined 287 specimens, D. auratus (n = 65), D. aureolus (n = 76), D. brevirostris (n = 87) and D. rhombeus (n = 59). For the exploration of growth… Expand

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