Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 18(2): 3-18, doi: 10.3750/AIP1988.18.2.01
Morphometry of southern blue whiting Micromesistius australis (Norman, 1937)-from the region of Burdwood Bank
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Morphometric characteristic of southern blue whiting is presented. It embraces 31 measurable and 9 meristic features. Studies were made on 119 fishes (44 females and 75 males) caught near the Burdwood Bank in the period March-April, 1981. The results were taken advantage of in discussing the homogeneity of southern blue whiting stocks inhibiting various waters of the south hemisphere. Problems of sexual dimorphism in this species have also been discussed.