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Title: Extreme longevity in freshwater mussels revisited: sources of bias in age estimates derived from mark-recapture experiments
Author: Haag, Wendell R.
Source: Freshwater Biology, Vol. 54: 1474-1486
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: There may be bias associated with mark–recapture experiments used to estimate age and growth of freshwater mussels. Using subsets of a mark–recapture dataset for Quadrula pustulosa, I examined how age and growth parameter estimates are affected by (i) the range and skew of the data and (ii) growth reduction due to handling. I compared predictions from von Bertalanffy growth models based on mark–recapture data with direct observation of mussel age and growth inferred from validated shell rings.
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Haag, Wendell R. 2009. Extreme longevity in freshwater mussels revisited: sources of bias in age estimates derived from mark-recapture experiments. Freshwater Biology, Vol. 54: 1474-1486.
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