alexa The Age Determination of Black Pomfret (Parastromateus
ISSN: 2155-9546

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
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Research Article

The Age Determination of Black Pomfret (Parastromateus niger), based on Otolith Cross Sections in Iranian Coast of Oman Sea

Reza Yadollahvand1* and Behzad Rahnama2
1Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 64414-356, Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
2Environmental Sciences, Baharan Institute of Higher Education, P.O. Box 49166-94187, Gorgan, Golestan, Iran
Corresponding Author : Reza Yadollahvand
Department of Marine Biology Faculty of Marine Sciences
Tarbiat Modares University
P.O. Box 64414-356, Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
Tel: 981226253101-3
Fax: 98122 6253499
E-mail: rezayadollahvand.tmu@gmail.com
Received June 10, 2014; Accepted August 12, 2014; Published August 20, 2014
Citation: Yadollahvand R, Rahnama B (2014) The Age Determination of Black Pomfret (Parastromateus niger), based on Otolith Cross Sections in Iranian Coast of Oman Sea. J Aquac Res Development 5:261. doi: 10.4172/2155-9546.1000261
Copyright: © 2014 Yadollahvand R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the age of Black Pomfret (Parastromateus niger), based on otolith cross sections. The age of Black Pomfret was determined in the Oman Sea (Sistan and Baluchistan province), examining 94 specimens, in September 2012. From 94 otolith, 36 was sectioned and determined by age. The oldest specimen belonged to the female, with the total length of 56 cm, 6 years old and also the youngest specimen belonged to the female, with the total length of 21 cm, was estimated in 1 year. The smallest and largest specimens were 21 and 56 cm and 190 and 2161 g, respectively. The relationship between otolith size and the size and age of the fish showed that the otolith size has a strong and direct correlation with the age, total length and weight of the fish.

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