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Title: Otoliths of sub-adult Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens contain aragonite and vaterite calcium carbonate polymorphs

Abstract

In this paper we quantified the percent CaCO3 polymorph composition in otoliths of larval and juvenile Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens via X-ray microdiffraction. Sagittal otoliths of sub-adults were primarily composed of aragonite (> 90%) while the lapilli otoliths were 100% vaterite. This is the first time the presence of aragonite in otoliths has been reported in an acipenseriform and is surprising given that the ability to form aragonite otoliths was not thought to have evolved until the separation of teleost and holostean species from other Actinopterygian fishes (e.g., sturgeon, paddlefish, gar).

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1526391
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Fish Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-1112
Publisher:
Wiley - Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; juvenile; larvae; X‐ray diffraction

Citation Formats

Loeppky, Alison, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Pracheil, Brenda M., and Anderson, W. Gary. Otoliths of sub-adult Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens contain aragonite and vaterite calcium carbonate polymorphs. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1111/jfb.13951.
Loeppky, Alison, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Pracheil, Brenda M., & Anderson, W. Gary. Otoliths of sub-adult Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens contain aragonite and vaterite calcium carbonate polymorphs. United States. doi:10.1111/jfb.13951.
Loeppky, Alison, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Pracheil, Brenda M., and Anderson, W. Gary. Fri . "Otoliths of sub-adult Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens contain aragonite and vaterite calcium carbonate polymorphs". United States. doi:10.1111/jfb.13951. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1526391.
@article{osti_1526391,
title = {Otoliths of sub-adult Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens contain aragonite and vaterite calcium carbonate polymorphs},
author = {Loeppky, Alison and Chakoumakos, Bryan C. and Pracheil, Brenda M. and Anderson, W. Gary},
abstractNote = {In this paper we quantified the percent CaCO3 polymorph composition in otoliths of larval and juvenile Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens via X-ray microdiffraction. Sagittal otoliths of sub-adults were primarily composed of aragonite (> 90%) while the lapilli otoliths were 100% vaterite. This is the first time the presence of aragonite in otoliths has been reported in an acipenseriform and is surprising given that the ability to form aragonite otoliths was not thought to have evolved until the separation of teleost and holostean species from other Actinopterygian fishes (e.g., sturgeon, paddlefish, gar).},
doi = {10.1111/jfb.13951},
journal = {Journal of Fish Biology},
number = 5,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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