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Title: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION AND MEASUREMENT
Short Name: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION AND MEASUREMENT
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Organisms were measured to the nearest millimeter to determine total length (TL) or total carapace width (CW). Fish were measured after being placed flat on their side with the mouth closed. TL was the distance from the snout to the tip of the longest caudal fin ray. TL of penaeid shrimp was measured from the tip of the rostrum to the tip of telson. If the rostrum was broken, TL was not measured. Carapace width (CW) of blue crabs was measured across the widest part of the carapace (from tip to tipof the lateral spines, if present). If lateral spines were broken, CW was not measured. Hermit crabs were not measured

Purpose:

Organisms were measured to the nearest millimeter to determine total length (TL) or total carapace width (CW). Fish were measured after being placed flat on their side with the mouth closed. TL was the distance from the snout to the tip of the longest caudal fin ray. TL of penaeid shrimp was measured from the tip of the rostrum to the tip of telson. If the rostrum was broken, TL was not measured. Carapace width (CW) of blue crabs was measured across the widest part of the carapace (from tip to tipof the lateral spines, if present). If lateral spines were broken, CW was not measured. Hermit crabs were not measured.

Physical Location

Organization: Galveston Laboratory
City: Galveston
State/Province: TX

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 4186
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:4186
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2007-05-01 05:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 10:06+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-21
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-22