Otolith elemental fingerprints of juvenile Pacific swordfish Xiphias gladius

R. L. Humphreys, S. E. Campana, E. E. DeMartini

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Útdráttur

The trace element composition of young-of-the-year (YOY) juvenile swordfish Xiphias gladius sagittal otoliths were analysed as a preliminary test of the value of otolith elemental fingerprints for determining swordfish nursery ground origins in the central Pacific Ocean. A suite of five elements (Mg, Zn, Sr, Ba and Pb) was assayed with isotope dilution ICP-MS; all elemental concentrations were roughly comparable to otoliths of other marine fishes. Multivariate analyses of elemental fingerprints based on Ba and Sr revealed differences between sample sites, and the magnitude of the differences increased with latitudinal separation. With more comprehensive sampling of nursery grounds, it should be possible to identify origin of nursery ground for adult swordfish by analysing the YOY juvenile portion of the sagittal Otolith.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)1660-1670
Síðufjöldi11
FræðitímaritJournal of Fish Biology
Bindi66
Númer tölublaðs6
DOI
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - jún. 2005

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