Evaluation of the separation of triploid and diploid grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes), by external morphology

S. A. Bonar, G. L. Thomas, G. B. Pauley

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Abstract

The external morphology of diploid and triploid grass carp was studied to determine whether the two types could be separated by differences in external characteristics. In a comparison of 27 measurements, six scale counts and five fin formulae from two stocks of diploid and triploid fish obtained from commercial producers, analysis of covariance and discriminant analysis indicated a classification accuracy of only 65-85%. Clearly, triploid grass carp differentiated by external morphology alone should not be stocked into waters where diploid fish are illegal or would cause management problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-898
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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