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1 June 2013 Morphological Characteristics of Otoliths for Dussumieria acuta and Dussumieria elopsoides (Pisces: Clupeidae) from the Northern Oman Sea
Hanie Homayuni, Mohsen Marjani, Hamed Mousavi-Sabet
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Abstract

Otolith shape were investigated to identify two species of genus Dussumieria inhabiting the northern Oman Sea, south of Iran. The main aim of the investigation was to analyze otolith shape differences between these species. The sagittal otoliths of the rainbow sardine Dussumieria acuta Valenciennes, 1847, and the slender rainbow sardine Dussumieria elopsoides Bleeker, 1849, belonging to different length groups were described. The results showed two groups of special characteristics of the sagittal otoliths in D. acuta, and D. elopsoides. The first group is the characteristics that are useful to separate these species from other clupeid species, however these characteristics are closely related to one another in these species of Dussumieria genus. The second group comprises characteristics that vary due to genetically guided mechanisms and biological factors, but that may be useful to define species and are species-specific.

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Hanie Homayuni, Mohsen Marjani, and Hamed Mousavi-Sabet "Morphological Characteristics of Otoliths for Dussumieria acuta and Dussumieria elopsoides (Pisces: Clupeidae) from the Northern Oman Sea," Zoological Science 30(6), 469-474, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.30.469
Received: 28 May 2012; Accepted: 1 December 2012; Published: 1 June 2013
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Dussumieria
Iran
morphology
Oman Sea
otolith
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