Sexual dimorphism in Sebastes owstoni (Scorpaenidae) from the Sea of Japan

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Morphological and genetic differences between red and yellow morphotypes of Sebastes owstoni were investigated, utilizing 277 males [84.0–194.3 mm in standard length (SL)] and 542 females (92.3–251.5 mm SL) from the Sea of Japan. All males smaller than 120 mm SL were characterized by red body color. The frequency of specimens with yellow body color… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10228-006-0392-9

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