Figure 1. Otolith section from a 54 cm age 17 female witch flounder collected in November showing a poorly defined first annulus; broad, well defined zones present through ages 2-9; a check between annuli 6 and 7, possibly associated with initial reproductive efforts; a narrowing of zones subsequent to age 5; and splitting of opaque zones in the outer fields. This section is not cut exactly at the nucleus.

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(File Modified Nov. 26 2004)