© 2016 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles. In this study, a total of 212 eggs were visually identified as snapper Chrysophrys auratus. Real-time PCR confirmed visual identification in 69% of cases but corroboration varied widely among plankton samples. The use of molecular tools to support visual identification prior to adopting daily egg production stock assessment methods should be considered.
Dias, P. J., Wakefield, C. B., Fairclough, D. V., Jackson, G., Travers, M. J., & Snow, M. (2016). Real-time PCR validation of visually identified snapper Chrysophrys auratus (Sparidae) eggs. Journal of Fish Biology, 88(2), 811-819. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12864