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Negative growth during metamorphosis and the regression of taxonomic variates upon size in fishes. American Museum novitates ; no. 2019

Show simple item record Parr, Albert Eide, 1900- en_US 2005-10-06T17:06:08Z 2005-10-06T17:06:08Z 1960 en_US
dc.description 13 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 13). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The problem of describing allometric growth during metamorphosis involving periods of shrinkage in over-all size is examined on the basis of measurements of three species of Vinciguerria published by Ahlstrom and Counts. The opinion of these authors that it is not at the present time practical to seek the ideal solution of a single equation before the entire cause of ontogenetic changes is confirmed. But it is shown that the superior resolving power of the ratio-on-size method of analysis will give a much clearer picture of the morphological changes taking place also during period of negative growth than does the size-on-size presentation. Examples are given to show how the ratio-on-size method clearly reveals inconsistencies between data and descriptions that easily develop in a concealed or inconspicuous manner by the use of the size-on-size approach. Rectilinear size-on-size regressions are in most cases incompatible with the import of the data on allometric growth in fishes"--P. 12. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2019 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2019, 1960 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vinciguerria lucetia -- Growth. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vinciguerria lucetia -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Growth -- Statistical methods. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Development -- Statistical methods. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Allometry. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ahlstrom, Elbert Halvor. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counts, Robert Caroll. en_US
dc.title Negative growth during metamorphosis and the regression of taxonomic variates upon size in fishes. American Museum novitates ; no. 2019 en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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