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Morphological diversity of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum)) of the Kamchatka River


A method based on morphological characters is proposed to evaluate biological diversity of a sockeye salmon population. In all samples, morphological diversity of males is greater than that of females. In addition, the inter-annual dynamics determined on the basis of separate morphological characters differs in individuals of different sex. The necessity of studying biological diversity for preserving population homeostasis is also considered.

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Original Russian Text © S.P. Pustovoit, 2006, published in Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 503–509.

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Pustovoit, S.P. Morphological diversity of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum)) of the Kamchatka River. Contemp. Probl. Ecol. 1, 284–288 (2008).

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  • Morphological Character
  • Biological Diversity
  • Morphological Diversity
  • Contemporary Problem
  • Sockeye Salmon