Contrasting trends in two condition indices: bathymetric and spatial variation in autumn condition of Icelandic cod Gadus morhua
Abstract:Bathymetric and regional variation in condition of Icelandic cod Gadus morhua in autumn is compared to that previously observed in spring. Once again, contradicting patterns in the hepato-somatic index and a morphometric index of fish condition were observed. The relevance of this persistent spatial variation in condition in relation to emerging evidence of behavioural types is discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Stugata 7, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Publication date: July 1, 2009