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The use of haematoxylin stain to improve contrast of growth increments in otoliths of larval whitemouth croaker

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Otoliths of larval whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri, treated with haematoxylin, exhibited a clearer pattern of incremental and discontinuous zones than untreated otoliths. Precision of age estimates was better after the staining procedure.

Keywords: Micropogonias furnieri; etching; haematoxylin; larvae; otolith microstructure

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Oceanografia Biológica and

Publication date: 2004-03-01

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