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Atlas of marine bony fish otoliths (sagittae) of Southeastern-Southern Brazil Part V: Perciformes (Sparidae, Sciaenidae, Polynemidae, Mullidae, Kyphosidae, Chaetodontidae, Mugilidae, Scaridae, Percophidae, Pinguipedidae, Blenniidae, Gobiidae, Ephippidae, Sphyraenidae, Gempylidae, Trichiuridae, Scombridae, Ariommatidae, Stromateidae and Caproidae)

Cesar Santificetur, Valéria Regina Martins Conversani, Marina Rito Brenha-Nunes, Marcella Bockis Giaretta, Carolina Correia Siliprandi, Carmen Lucia Del Bianco Rossi-Wongtschowski

Abstract


This publication is part of a series prepared with the purpose to constitute an Atlas of Teleostei Otoliths for the Southeastern-Southern Brazilian area. Here we present the results of 15 morphological features and six shape indices for 33 Perciformes species of 20 families. Whenever available in out collection, three otoliths of each species were illustrated and photographed. The frequency of occurrence of each feature was calculated inside and among total length classes being the differences analyzed through multiple χ2 tests (significance level 0.05). Based on otoliths measurements, six shape indices values were obtained being the minimum, maximum, mean and standard deviations values presented.

Keywords


Otoliths; Morphology; Morphometry; Southwestern Atlantic; Brazil; Perciformes

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1679-87592017131006502

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