Use of morphometric characters to identify North American and European stocks of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

Luther, Glenn (1989) Use of morphometric characters to identify North American and European stocks of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Based on samples of Atlantic salmon smolts from 13 geographically distinct home rivers, stocks from North America and Europe can be distinguished by morphometric character sets using discriminant analysis procedures. Character sets require morphometric measurements of total length, standard length, predorsal length, dorsal to adipose, head length, postorbital length, and left pectoral length. quadratic discriminant analysis was determined to be the most appropriate technique to classify the salmon smolts as either European or North American in origin. The analysis of the morphometric characters provided strong statistical seperation between areas. A classification of groups yielded 99.65% correct classification between European and North American stocks.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/896
Item ID: 896
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 148-150
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 1989
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Atlantic salmon--Morphology; Atlantic salmon--Identification--Statistical methods; Fish populations--Measurement--Statistical methods

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