|Title||Condition Indices as Surrogates of Energy Density and Lipid Content in Juveniles of Three Fish Species|
|Written by||Ryan W. Schloesser, Mary C. Fabrizio|
|From||Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA|
College of William and Mary, USA
|Published||April 24, 2017|
|Fish Species||Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), Atlantic Croakers (Micropogonias undulatus)|
What the research is about
We tested hypotheses that differences in the distribution and role of lipids as energy stores among species would influence the suitability of condition indices for estimating energy and lipid content.
The Fish Fat Meter suitably predicted energy and lipid content of Atlantic Croakers, indicating its potential for assessing condition of juveniles that store lipids for migration and that display a high range of observed lipid content.
Assurant Innovations take
Using the Fish Fat Meter helped to measure fish fat which stores energy to help during migration.