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Further Notes on the Identification and Biology of Echeneid Fishes

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Title:Further Notes on the Identification and Biology of Echeneid Fishes
Authors:Strasburg, Donald W.
Date Issued:Jan 1964
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Strasburg DW. 1964. Further notes on the identification and biology of echeneid fishes. Pac Sci 18(1): 51-57.
Abstract:Attempts to identify several small echeneid
fishes revealed that some of the more useful
adult characters are not present in the young.
Specifically, disk length, pectoral fin rigidity,
body and fin morphology, and scale size and
number are features which change with growth.
Certain meristic characters were found to be
constant over the 14 to 640-mm length range
considered, and were usable in identifying small
specimens. This paper presents a key to the
Echeneidae with further observations on their
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 18, Number 1, 1964

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