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Title

Otolith size and its relationship with colour patterns and sound production

AuthorsCruz, A. ; Lombarte, Antoni
KeywordsEcomorphology
Haemulidae
Labridae
Otolith area
Sciaenidae
Sparidae
OA
Issue Date2004
PublisherFisheries Society of the British Isles
CitationJournal of Fish Biology 65(6): 1512-1525 (2004)
AbstractA comparative, morphometric study was made of the 185 sagitta otoliths from 18 species belonging to four coastal perciform families of the north-west Mediterranean: the Labridae, Sparidae, Haemulidae and Sciaenidae. Species with relatively large otoliths belonged to groups considered specialists in sound production (sciaenids and haemulids), while those with small otoliths belonged to groups that rely on bright or contrasted colour patterns for visual communication (labrids). In sparids, species with clear body marks had smaller otoliths than species without dark stripes or dots. These findings support the hypothesis that otolith size is related to hearing ability in the inner ear
Description14 pages, 7 figures, 3 tables
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2004.00558.x
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/35573
DOI10.1111/j.1095-8649.2004.00558.x
ISSN0022-1112
E-ISSN1095-8649
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