This study examines the otoliths of drifting wild-caught and hatchery-raised larvae of striped catfish to validate daily ring counts, calculate fish age, and estimate spawning time and spawning location to improve our understanding of the species’ life history. Standard length and otolith ring counts were examined in both hatchery-raised (150) and wild-caught (390) samples.
Chhuoy, S., Z.S. Hogan, S. Chandra, P. Chheng, B. Touch, K. Utsugi, and P.B. Ngor
01 January 2022
Global Ecology and Conservation
Larval drift, Larval age, Early life history, Spawning ground, Spawning time, Tropical flood pulse, Mekong Basin