Otolith shape discriminates between juvenile atlantic salmon salmo salar l. and brown trout salmo trutta l
Journal of Fish Biology 33(6): 899-904
ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1112 DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1988.tb05538.x
Otoliths of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., are more slender than the otoliths of brown trout, Salmo trutta L. Discriminant analysis on otolith measurements of juvenile Atlantic salmon and brown trout from four river systems revealed a discriminant function which distinguished more than 94% of the cases. This function was tested by using data from a fifth river with cohabiting Atlantic salmon and brown trout: all Atlantic salmon and 91% of the brown trout were correctly classified.