Size and otolith morphometrics of Notoscopelus kroyeri collected during IESSNS south of Iceland in July 2020 and 2021


This dataset contains biological measurements of 338 individuals of the North Atlantic myctophid Notoscopelus kroyeri (Krøyer's lantern fish). Individuals were collected opportunistically as bycatch in pelagic trawls (surface and deep) during the Icelandic portion of the International Ecosystem Summer Survey of Nordic Seas (IESSNS) conducted in south Icelandic waters and the Irminger Sea in July 2020 and south and west Icelandic waters in 2021. Frozen samples were processed on land in 2022 from twelve trawl stations located in four IESSNS strata regions (5, 6,11, and 12). Further details on the trawl methodology, sampling and associated environmental variables can be found in related to references and two survey reports (Ólafsdóttir and Kennedy 2020, Ólafsdóttir et al. 2022). Observations include multiple length and weight measurements, as well as otolith morphometrics, including otolith length, width and area. Otoliths were photographed on a matte background, proximal side down, and the left otoliths were measured using ImageJ software (if only the right otolith was present, this was used). The data is provided by the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) in Iceland.

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Creator Matthews, Charlotte Sarah ORCID logo; Kennedy, James; Ólafsdóttir, Anna H ORCID logo; Pampoulie, Christophe ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 817806 Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5833 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-40.826W, 58.897S, -18.550E, 64.484N); Nordic Seas
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-07-14T19:11:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-07-25T04:53:00Z