Sex-specific somatic–otolith growth relationship in two Gadidae
Otolith and somatic mass of two Gadidae (Merlangius merlangus and Trisopterus minutus) were compared in order to analyse the sex-specific relationship between otolith and somatic growth at age. In the present study, otolith mass appeared a reliable indicator of age in both species. Otolith growth reflected somatic growth, but the relationship between these characters varied and differed between species and sexes.
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