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A simple method for comparing the growth of fishes and invertebrates


  • Munro, J.L.
  • Pauly, D.


When studying the growth of tropical fishes and invertebrates, the question of validation of growth parameters estimates often arises, due to the lact of reliability of some of the methods used in obtaining such estimates. One possible approach is the comparative approach, which has the additional advantage of allowing, in certain cases, for inferences on the growth of the fish or invertebrates of a given stock, given the growth characteristics of closely related animals.

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  • Munro, J.L. & Pauly, D., 1983. "A simple method for comparing the growth of fishes and invertebrates," Fishbyte, The WorldFish Center, vol. 1(1), pages 5-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbyte:38125

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    1. Aripin, I.E. & Showers, P.A.T., 2000. "Population parameters of small pelagic fishes caught off Tawi-Tawi, Philippines," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 23(4), pages 21-26.
    2. Ingles, J. & Pauly, D., 1984. "An atlas of the growth, mortality and recruitment of Philippine fishes," Monographs, The WorldFish Center, number 12326, April.
    3. F J Heather & D Z Childs & A M Darnaude & J L Blanchard, 2018. "Using an integral projection model to assess the effect of temperature on the growth of gilthead seabream Sparus aurata," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 13(5), pages 1-19, May.
    4. Charles, Sandrine & Subtil, Fabien & Kielbassa, Janice & Pont, Didier, 2008. "An individual-based model to describe a bullhead population dynamics including temperature variations," Ecological Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 215(4), pages 377-392.
    5. Kielbassa, J. & Delignette-Muller, M.L. & Pont, D. & Charles, S., 2010. "Application of a temperature-dependent von Bertalanffy growth model to bullhead (Cottus gobio)," Ecological Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 221(20), pages 2475-2481.

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    Growth rate; Fishes;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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