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Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 10-04

Brodeur’s Guide to Otoliths of Some Northwest Atlantic Fishes

R.S. McBride, J.W. Hauser, and S.J. Sutherland (eds)
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water St., Woods Hole MA 02543

Web version posted May 14, 2010

Citation: McBride RS, Hauser JW, Sutherland SJ (eds). 2010. Brodeur’s guide to otoliths of some northwest Atlantic fishes. Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 10-04; 35 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at:

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

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This second edition of Brodeur (1979) includes the original images of the sagittal otoliths for 51 common fishes of the Northwest Atlantic. Portions of the text have been updated and new citations have been included to give it a more contemporary perspective.
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