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An alternative method for the preservation of tropical fish larvae

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Abstract

Preservation of newly hatched fish larvae in a 30% ethanol freshwater solution kept at −19° C allowed accurate measurement of morphology and otolith dimensions with minimal error due to shrinkage compared to other concentrations of ethanol or gluteraldehyde.

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