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Table 1. Mean growth rates (GR), sizes (total length: TL), and ages of leptocephali from the Indo–Pacific that have been studied using SEM observations of their sagittal otoliths. Mean growth rates are a mixture of values estimated from regressions of age and TL, or means of individual growth rates. Some large leptocephali that had reached their maximum sizes with slower growth rates were excluded. Maximum growth rates of individual leptocephali in each study (Max. Ind-GR) are also shown. WNP = western North Pacific. N = number of leptocephali examined for otolith microstructure.

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