Evaluation of visible implants elastomer tags in juveniles of red octopus Octopus maya : Evaluación de implantes visibles de elastómero en juveniles de pulpo rojo Octopus maya
Rojas-González, R. Isaac
Lara-Mendoza, Raúl E.
Arzabala-Molina, José L.
In this work, the effects of visible implant elastomer (VIE) tags on survival and body growth rate on juvenile red octopus Octopus maya from the Yucatan Peninsula were tested under controlled conditions. Juveniles with an average weight of 1.14 g were not affected by VIE within 30 days, so this methodology is suggested as a useful tool to study the life cycle aspects of this important fishery species.