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LAB CH 6: FINDING AND MEASURING CHARACTERS1.Would counting the number of eggs in ovary of a female be a good character?Explain why/why not.
2.Might the shape of a fish’s otoliths be a good character? Explain why/why not?
3.Fish living in the cooler part of a species’ ranges often have a larger number of finrays or vertebrae than fish lining in the warmer part. How could you judge whetherthis difference was more liegely ecophenotypic (under direct environmental control)or genetically based?
4.Give reasons why metabolic rate as measured by oxygen consumption may not be agood taxonomic character.
5.Basically in identifying a fish, how does the criterion of capture locality differ fromthat of morphological distinctiveness?
6.What kinds of characters are useful in identifying living fish in their naturalhabitat? Are these necessarily the same as the best characters to distinguishpreserved specimens?
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virginia shervette
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Ichthyology, Botanical nomenclature, Zoological nomenclature, Name bearing type
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