Age and growth of swordfish, Xiphias gladius, in the northwestern Atlantic

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Back-calculated lengths at age show that swordfish grow very rapidly during the first year of life and then slow down considerably. Consequently, standard von Bertalanffy growth functions fitted to these data do not express growth correctly. A more flexible growth function improves the fit. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-301
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Volume50
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Age and growth of swordfish, Xiphias gladius, in the northwestern Atlantic. / Ehrhardt, Nelson M.

In: Bulletin of Marine Science, Vol. 50, No. 2, 01.12.1992, p. 292-301.

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