The applicability of ELEFAN for use in analyzing three species of deepwater snappers in Tonga (Etelis coruscans, Pristipomoides flavipinnis and P. filamentosus, Fam. Lutjanidae)
- An attempt to fit the von Bertalanffy growth equation to three species of deep sea snappers using the ELEFAN method was unsuccessful, mainly because the fish are slow-growing, long lived species. Problems were also encountered in estimating asymptotic length and Z/K using a Wetherall plot. Possible approaches to resolving those difficulties are discussed.
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