Govocitos is a multi-platform application designed to
integrate all processes to estimate the fecundity of fish,
a fundamental issue for the management of sustainable fisheries.
Govocitos incorporates supervised and unsupervised algorithms
to extract oocytes and their features in digitized histological
images. Oocytes are classified automatically into the
classes used traditionally in studies of reproductive ecology.
A database gives support to allow for reproducible data management
and to share results among different laboratories.
The output of Govocitos has been evaluated through extensive
validation procedures and found to be precise and accurate.
Govocitos is open source software running on Linux and Windows
Keywords: Histological image, fish fecundity, edge detection, object recognition, texture analysis, classification