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Age and growth of the pufferfish uranostoma richei plectognathi lagocephalidae from lyttelton harbor new zealand



Age and growth of the pufferfish uranostoma richei plectognathi lagocephalidae from lyttelton harbor new zealand



New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 11(4): 755-766



The age of pufferfish U. richei (Freminville) in Lyttelton Harbor, South Island, New Zealand is described from analyses of length-frequency distributions and growth zones in otoliths. Length-frequency analysis is adequate only for aging smaller fish. The validity of using growth zones in otoliths is checked by examining the pattern and time of zone formation. Length-weight relationships are established and growth rates calculated. Compared with males, females grow faster (2.4 cm .cntdot. y-1., 2.1 for males), attain a larger size (to 18 cm and 120 g; 12 cm and 40 g for males) and live longer (to 7 yr; 5 for males).

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