The habitat use and the migratory patterns of different estuarine tapertail anchovy Coilia nasus populations along the Chinese coast were studied by examining the environmental signatures of strontium and calcium in their otoliths using electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The results showed that the life patterns were quite similar between the individuals from the Huanghe (Yellow) River and Changjiang (Yangtze) River and considerably different from those of the Qiantang River and Oujiang River. Most of the anchovies were typical anadromous fish, but several individuals were brackish-water residents. Our results also suggest that C. nasus may probably be a natal homing fish.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science