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Otoliths

Otoliths (the sagittae) are often used for fish aging. They can also be used for species identification due to their unique shape and size for a given species and are resistant to digestion relative to external morphology. The otoliths used for photography were mainly provided by the Marine Mammal Lab at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

Melampheas lugubris otolith image

Melampheas lugubris otolith

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