Original Articles

A method of age determination for the South West African pilchard Sardinops ocellata

Published in: South African Journal of Marine Science
Volume 2, issue 1, 1984 , pages: 63–70
DOI: 10.2989/02577618409504359
Author(s): R. M. Thomas


A method of age determination, based on recent research on growth and ring formation, is described for the pilchard of South West Africa. Dates of ring formation from 1971 to 1981 are documented. Illustrated examples of otolith interpretations are given.

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