Science & Technology
; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Daily increment validation in fish otolith is fundamental to studies on fish otolith microstructure, age determination and life history traits, and thus is critical for species conservation and fishery management. However, it has never been done for Schizothoracine fish, which is the dominant component of fish fauna in the Tibetan Plateau. This study validated the daily increment formation of Gymnocypris selincuoensis, as a representative of Schizothoracine fish, by monitoring the growth of hatchery-reared larvae group and wild-caught post-yolk-sac larvae group under controlled experiments. The results from monitoring the hatchery-reared larvae group showed that sagittae and lapilli were found in yolk-sac larvae, and formed 5-7days before hatching, but asterisci were not found until 11days post-hatching. The first increment in sagittae and lapilli was formed in the first day after hatching. The daily periodicity of increment formation was examined and confirmed in sagittae and lapilli of both larvae groups. However, sagittae were better for age determination than lapilli for larvae at earlier days. For larval G.selincuoensis older than 50days, lapilli were the only otolith pair suitable for larvae daily age determination. This study validated the daily increment formation in Schizothoracine fish for the first time has primary implications to other fishes from this subfamily.
DAILY GROWTH INCREMENTS
; SALMO-SALAR L
; ATLANTIC SALMON
; FISH OTOLITHS
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, Lab Biol Invas & Adapt Evolut, Wuhan 410072, Peoples R China 2.Yunnan Univ, Asian Int Rivers Ctr, Kunming 650091, Peoples R China 3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
Ding, Chengzhi,Chen, Yifeng,He, Dekui,et al. Validation of daily increment formation in otoliths for Gymnocypris selincuoensis in the Tibetan Plateau, China[J]. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,2015,5(16):3243-3249.