Scales and otoliths were collected from 304 specimens of the Antarctic fish Notothenia gibberifrons. When interpreted separately, only 25% of scale and otolith readings agreed. When a scale and otolith from a single simultaneously, 75% of readings agreed. of otolith readings changed between specimen were interpreted 60% of scale readings and 30% separate and simultaneous interpretations. Estimates of age tend to be lower when made from scales. Predictions of yield per recruit utilising age data derived from scales are approximately 30% greater than predictions utilising age data derived from otoliths.
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