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Description: Fish can be aged by looking at its polished otolith under a microscope. The otolith is a bone-like structure found in the inner ear. Each band is one-year -of growth ( age ) much like the bands of a tree trunk. Otolith aging is especially useful with scaleless fish such as a catfish.
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