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Tag loss and mortality rates of a small tropical demersal fish species, Lutjanus carponotatus (Pisces:Lutjauidae), tagged with dart and anchor tags
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 08:17 authored by Whitelaw, AW, Sainsbury, K
The shedding rate of FD-67 anchor tags from L. carponotatus was significantly lower than that of FT-2 dart tags. Mortality in fish tagged with either the FT-2 dart or the FD-67 anchor tags was significantly higher than in the untagged controls. There was no significant difference between mortalities caused by the two types of tag. Combining tag shedding and tag-induced mortality, the FT-2 dart tag produced a significantly greater rate of disappearance of tagged fish from a tagged population. Tag-induced mortality was highest during the first week after tagging and greatly reduced thereafter.
Publication titleAustralian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationVictoria Australia
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