Modelling the growth of a protogynous sparid species, Spondyliosoma cantharus (Teleostei: Sparidae)

  title={Modelling the growth of a protogynous sparid species, Spondyliosoma cantharus (Teleostei: Sparidae)},
  author={A. Neves and A. Vieira and V. Sequeira and R. Paiva and L. Gordo},
  • A. Neves, A. Vieira, +2 authors L. Gordo
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Age determination of fish species is a key process for fisheries management and the accuracy of assessments is highly dependent on age estimates. To model complex life histories such as protogynous hermaphroditism, the growth curve to fit the age-length data should be carefully chosen. For the first time, the first annual growth increment of Spondyliosoma cantharus was validated and several growth functions were applied, in order to find the best growth model. S. cantharus specimens ranged from… CONTINUE READING
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