Publication details.

Paper

Year:1990
Author(s):B. Morales-Nin, J.P. Pertierra
Title:Growth rates of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicholus) and sardine (Sardina pilcharus) in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea
Journal:MARINE BIOLOGY
ISSN:0025-3162
Volume:107
Pages:349-356
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Abstract:The growth rates of the anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus Linnaeus, 1758 and the sardine Sardina pilchardus Walbaum, 1792 in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea between January 1987 and June 1989 was determined by means of otolith interpretation validated by length-frequency analysis. The growth-performance index was higher for the anchovy than for the sardine, in contrast to other areas where these species coexist, where the sardine generally displays a higher growth rate than the anchovy. The possible causes of this difference between geographical areas are discussed.

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