Scaleprinting: individual identification based on scale patterns

Authors: Morgado-Santos, M.; Matos, I.; Vicente, L.; Collares-Pereira, M. J.

Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 76, Number 5, April 2010 , pp. 1228-1232(5)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

A non-intrusive method for individual identification of Iberian cyprinid complex Squalius alburnoides is presented, with possible application to other fish complexes and species. The proposed methodology is based on scale patterns that vary greatly between individuals.

Keywords: individual recognition; natural marks; scale patterns; temporal validation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02591.x

Affiliations: Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ci̻ncias, Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Campo Grande C2 РPiso 3, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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