Identifying major events in two sturgeons’ life using pectoral fin spine ring structure: exploring the use of a non-destructive method

Identifying major events in two sturgeons’ life using pectoral fin spine ring structure:... Maturation is one of the most important life history traits that influences on many ecological characteristics of animals. This study aimed to describe the indirect distinguish of first reproduction and habitat shift (transition from the pelagic to benthic environment), using the width of translucent and annuluses of the pectoral fin spine of two sturgeon species, Persian sturgeon, Acipenser persicus, and starry sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus. Interpretation of growth bands in pectoral fin sections was done objectively using direct reading of thin sections and image analysis. The results showed that changes in the profiles of translucent and annuluses occurred at the time of habitat shift and first reproduction. Females of both sturgeons move to the deeper waters earlier than males, which can be considered as strategy for the prolonged gonad development of female individuals. Estimated age at maturity for A. persicus (9 years for female and 7 years for male) was higher than A. stellatus (7 years for female and 6 years for male), which coincide with abrupt reduction in annuli width. Marks of habitat shift and first reproduction in the pectoral fin spine are species-specific characters and enable life history traits to be identified. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Science and Pollution Research Springer Journals

Identifying major events in two sturgeons’ life using pectoral fin spine ring structure: exploring the use of a non-destructive method

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Chemistry; Ecotoxicology; Environmental Health; Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution; Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution
ISSN
0944-1344
eISSN
1614-7499
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11356-017-9493-4
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Abstract

Maturation is one of the most important life history traits that influences on many ecological characteristics of animals. This study aimed to describe the indirect distinguish of first reproduction and habitat shift (transition from the pelagic to benthic environment), using the width of translucent and annuluses of the pectoral fin spine of two sturgeon species, Persian sturgeon, Acipenser persicus, and starry sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus. Interpretation of growth bands in pectoral fin sections was done objectively using direct reading of thin sections and image analysis. The results showed that changes in the profiles of translucent and annuluses occurred at the time of habitat shift and first reproduction. Females of both sturgeons move to the deeper waters earlier than males, which can be considered as strategy for the prolonged gonad development of female individuals. Estimated age at maturity for A. persicus (9 years for female and 7 years for male) was higher than A. stellatus (7 years for female and 6 years for male), which coincide with abrupt reduction in annuli width. Marks of habitat shift and first reproduction in the pectoral fin spine are species-specific characters and enable life history traits to be identified.

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Environmental Science and Pollution ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 23, 2017

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