By Steven E. Campana
The form of fish otoliths is extremely species particular. given that otoliths withstand degradation larger than such a lot different tissues, the form and measurement of preserved or undigested otoliths recovered from fossilized sediments, local middens, and the stomachs and droppings of fish predators can be utilized to reconstruct the species composition of the vitamin or fish assemblage. This photographic atlas provides mild and (or) scanning electron micrographs of 580 pairs of sagittal otoliths representing 288 species, ninety seven households, and 27 orders of fish from the northwest Atlantic. for many species, a number of contributors throughout more than a few sizes are awarded so one can spotlight alterations in otolith form with elevated measurement. For seventy two of the households, images of the lapillar and asteriscal otoliths also are provided.
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