PARR OBSOLETE Measurements and Counts for Larval and Juvenile Beryx Specimens

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Larval alfonsin (Beryx species) were collected in the vicinity of the Southeast Hancock Seamount. A three-net Tucker trawl (I m2 effective mouth opening and 0.333 mm bar mesh), containing calibrated flowmeters, was towed at 2-3 knots for 14-38 min per net. Samples were taken at a depth strata of 0-25, 25-50, 50-100, and 100-200 m, with additional oblique tows taken at 0-50 and 0-100 m as the trawl was retrieved from the deeper strata. Samples were fixed in 10% buffered formalin. Larvae (133 specimens) were removed from sorted samples and preserved in 70% ethanol approximately 18 months after collection. Additional specimens of large larvae and small juveniles of B. splendens and B. decadactylus from the Atlantic Ocean were borrowed from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) collections housed at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (MCZ); the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM), and the Atlantic Reference Center, Huntsman Marine Laboratory (ARC). Yolk-sac larvae of B. splendens were obtained by artificial fertilization using gametes from identified adults caught by handline at the Hancock Seamount on 30 July 1984. Counts of fin elements, head spines, and myomeres were made using a dissection (stereoscopic) microscope, and measurements were taken with an ocular micrometer in the microscope by Bruce C. Mundy. Illustrations were made using a camera lucida. Specimens were stained lightly with alizarin red S to enhance visibility of head spines and fin elements.

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Metadata Date January 30, 2019
Metadata Created Date January 16, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) May 5, 1990 (publication)
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Metadata Date January 30, 2019
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Reference Date(s) May 5, 1990 (publication)
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Temporal Extent Begin 1984-07-09
Temporal Extent End 1989-09-30

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