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A first attempt to evaluate the age and growth of blue hake Antimora rostrata (Moridae, Gadiformes, Teleostei) from the Lazarev and Weddell seas (Antarctic)

  • Elena V. Vedishcheva (a1), Nikolai B. Korostelev (a2), Ilya I. Gordeev (a3) (a4) and Alexei M. Orlov (a5) (a6) (a7) (a8)


For the first time, the results of the study of the age and growth of blue hake Antimora rostrata in the waters of the Lazarev and Weddell seas (Antarctic) are presented. The longline catches were represented by fish from 42 to 69 cm in total length with weights between 420 and 2,900 g, and most individuals aged 25 to 27 years. A minimum age of 16 years was observed in a fish 47 cm long and weighing 450 g, while a maximum age of 35 years was recorded for an individual of 69 cm in length and 1,640 g in weight. The blue hake in the Lazarev and Weddell seas shows similar growth patterns to the fish from the Ross Sea and waters off Greenland.


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A first attempt to evaluate the age and growth of blue hake Antimora rostrata (Moridae, Gadiformes, Teleostei) from the Lazarev and Weddell seas (Antarctic)

  • Elena V. Vedishcheva (a1), Nikolai B. Korostelev (a2), Ilya I. Gordeev (a3) (a4) and Alexei M. Orlov (a5) (a6) (a7) (a8)


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