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Body-scale relation and calculation of growth in fishes

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI: 10.1577/1548-8659(1970)99<468:BRACOG>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

Most calculations of fish growth from scale measurements are made from one of four types of curves: straight line through the origin (Dahl-Lea); straight line with intercept (Lee); logarithmic line (Monastyrsky); empirically derived curve (SegerstråYle). Occasionally, different curves are used for different length intervals of fish. Present understanding of the basic principles of research on the body-scale relation is good but certain problems still await clear solution. Nomographic devices for the calculation of growth appeared early. Many of these unnecessarily had a moving part. The simplest nomograph yet developed and one that can be adapted to any kind of body-scale relation was described by Carlander and Smith. Computers appear to be destined to replace nomographs in most large-scale research on growth.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Body-scale relation and calculation of growth in fishes
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1577/1548-8659(1970)99<468:BRACOG>2.0.CO;2
Volume
99
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publisher location:
London, UK
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
468
Last page:
474
Number of Pages:
7