Observations on the taxonomy, biology, and ecology of the Engraulid and Clupeid fishes in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.

Peterson, Clifford L. (1956) Observations on the taxonomy, biology, and ecology of the Engraulid and Clupeid fishes in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 1(5), pp. 137-280.

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ENGLISH: In 1952 and 1953, during the course of a study of the abrupt decline and apparent disappearance from the Gulf of Nicoya of the population of anchovetas (Cetengraulis mysticetus), an important tuna bait fish, considerable material was collected on the taxonomy, biology, and ecology of the several anchovies and the herrings inhabith1g the Gulf. The Gulf of Nicoya, approximately 50 miles long and varying in width from about 5 to 35 miles, is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The family Engraulididae is represented by four genera comprising fourteen species, and nine species were identified as members of eight genera of the family Clupeidae. All of the species inhabit other coastal areas of the tropical Eastern Pacific. SPANISH: En 1952 Y 1953, durante el curso de un estudio sobre la declinación abrupta y la aparente desaparición en el Golfo de Nicoya de la población de anchovetas (Cetengraulis mysticetus) un pez de importancia para la pesca del atún, se recolectó material considerable relacionado con la taxonomía, biología y ecología de las diversas especies de anchoas y arenques que habitan dicho Golfo. El Golfo de Nicoya, que mide aproximadamente 50 millas de largo y varía en su anchura entre 5 y 35 millas, se encuentra en la costa del Pacífico de Costa Rica. La familia de los Engráulidos está representada por cuatro géneros que comprenden catorce especies, y otras nueve fueron identificadas como miembros de ocho géneros de la familia Clupeidae. Todas estas especies habitan otras áreas costeras del Pacífico Oriental tropical. (PDF contains 144 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Observations on the taxonomy, biology, and ecology of the Engraulid and Clupeid fishes in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.
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Peterson, Clifford L.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 1
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 137-280
Date: 1956
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both Spanish and English translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy; biology; ecology; Engraulididae; Clupeidae; Gulf of Nicoya; Costa Rica; taxonomía; biología; ecología; Golfo de Nicoya; Costa Rica
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 2961
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 12:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:05
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2961

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