3D otolith mesh dataset of red mullet (Mullus barbatus) in the Mediterranean Sea

This dataset includes 3D sagittal left otolith meshes obtained from 339 individual red mullet (Mullus barbatus) specimens. These samples were collected from 17 distinct geographical locations spanning the whole Mediterranean Sea. Recorded biological parameters include fish total length (TL, ranging from 125 to 238 mm), total weight (W, ranging from 14.9 to 168.0 g), sex, and sexual maturity staging. The 3D otolith dataset consists of high-resolution meshes obtained through microtomography (29.2 m voxel size). The dataset provides valuable insights into the morphological variability and population structure of red mullet populations in the Mediterranean Sea.


Biological oceanography


3D, otolith, red mullet, Mediterranean Sea, shape analysis, stock identification


47.802021N, 27.746659S, 36.386719E, -5.097656W


X-ray microtomograph (UCT) Skyscan 1174 (Bruker). For more information, see .log files.


X-ray images acquisition parameters
3 KoTEXTRaw data
Virtual slices reconstruction parameters
3 KoTEXTProcessed data
Data description
Six landmarks
65 KoTEXTProcessed data
Fish biological and catch informations
40 KoTEXTProcessed data
3D left otoliths mesh of red mullet
205 MoIMAGEProcessed data
How to cite
Andrialovanirina Nicolas, Poloni Lauriane, Laffont Rémi, Poisson Caillault Emilie, Couette Sébastien, Mahé Kelig (2024). 3D otolith mesh dataset of red mullet (Mullus barbatus) in the Mediterranean Sea. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/99980

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