Figure 2. Otolith section from a 28 cm age 12 male redfish. Annuli along the ventral edge are more distinct and corroborate the age found along the dorsal edge. The second to fourth annuli are composed of numerous checks and splits, but are clear along the proximal edge. Also, the section shows an irregular growth pattern especially in later years where there are pairs of close annuli (7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12) with a large opaque zone evident between the tenth and eleventh annuli.

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