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dc.contributor.authorMalizia, Juliano
dc.contributor.authorLaunay, Marie
dc.contributor.authorBruvold, Ingrid Marie
dc.contributor.authorQuintela, Maria
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, Torild
dc.contributor.authorReist, James D.
dc.contributor.authorMajewski, Andrew R.
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Denis
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-04T13:08:24Z
dc.date.available2024-04-04T13:08:24Z
dc.date.created2024-03-15T08:14:00Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationArctic Science. 2023, 9 (4), 825-837.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2368-7460
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3124905
dc.description.abstractThe Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida (Lepechin, 1774)) represents the most widespread and abundant fish in the Arctic and is a critical trophic link in its ecosystems. Like many species endemic to the region, it has lost essential habitat as the extent and thickness of sea ice have declined substantially in recent decades. Extreme warming induced by climate change continues to deteriorate polar marine environments. Thus, understanding how Arctic cod use and partition their habitat/environment is central to their conservation. We assessed Arctic cod functional morphology using traditional (including gill rakers) and geometric morphometrics and explored whether these differed among primarily depth-based habitats and age classes using multivariate techniques. While distinct ecotypes have been proposed, these were not detected in our analyses. Rather, results show similar patterns in external morphology of Arctic cod across habitats and age classes in the Beaufort Sea. However, analysis of gill rakers revealed concurrent habitat- and age-specific changes likely associated with dietary preferences. Findings indicate that although Arctic cod do not specialise in external morphological features in any habitat, important aspects of their internal feeding morphology shift as they grow, likely underpinning important distributional shifts and its critical role in transferring energy in Arctic marine ecosystems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleMorphology of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) assessed according to habitat preference and age in the Beaufort Seaen_US
dc.title.alternativeMorphology of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) assessed according to habitat preference and age in the Beaufort Seaen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.source.pagenumber825-837en_US
dc.source.volume9en_US
dc.source.journalArctic Scienceen_US
dc.source.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1139/as-2022-0043
dc.identifier.cristin2254596
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cristin.fulltextoriginal
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