Reappraisal of the use of parasites for fish stock identification

Lester R.J.G. (1990) Reappraisal of the use of parasites for fish stock identification. Marine and Freshwater Research, 41 6: 855-864. doi:10.1071/MF9900855

Author Lester R.J.G.
Title Reappraisal of the use of parasites for fish stock identification
Journal name Marine and Freshwater Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1323-1650
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MF9900855
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 41
Issue 6
Start page 855
End page 864
Total pages 10
Language eng
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1105 Dentistry
2303 Ecology
1910 Oceanography
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract Analysis of the geographical distributions of parasites is an excellent source of information about the movement of host fish. Occasionally such analysis can also allow us to discriminate between fish populations, though unequivocal discrimination usually requires methods with a genetic basis. In assessing fish movement, parasites have two advantages over conventional tags: They can more readily detect mass migration and, because the fish only have to be caught once, the data are usually cheaper to obtain. The most important criterion in selecting a parasite to be used as a tag is its longevity in the fish; short-lived parasites give information on short-term movements of the fish, long-lived parasites on more extensive migrations.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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