This photograph shows a subadult Tomistoma, captured on the Merang River, Sumatra, being measured by a local wildlife officer. Studies on the distribution of animals, and the size structure of animals within a population over time, can give researchers valuable information on how a species is faring within an ecosystem. Such studies are necessary on a fairly regular basis, to assess longterm changes and to be able to act on new information if it necessitates action.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bezuijen
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