Contribución al conocimiento de la biología del surel (Trachurus picturatus australis) del área de Mar del Plata (Pisces, Carangidae)

Cousseau, M.B. (1967) Contribución al conocimiento de la biología del surel (Trachurus picturatus australis) del área de Mar del Plata (Pisces, Carangidae). Mar del Plata, Argentina, Instituto de Biología Marina (IBM), 38pp. (Boletín del Instituto de Biología Marina, 15)

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Abstract

The individuals studied came from commercial catches on the coastal area off Mar del Plata. The monthly distribution of sizes shows that the juvenile stay in coastal waters, while the adult individuals leave those waters during winter season to return there in the spring during the season of sexual maturation and spawning, when the water reaches temperature of 10-11°C. The jack mackerel is a relatively small fish, compared with other species of its genus, and has a total length of scarcely 25 cm. The comparison of indexes and mesurements does not reveal any marked difference between sexes, except for the total length, which is greater in the females. Sexually nature individuals at a lenth of 13 cm have been found. Spawning takes place in coastal waters. A great part of the population spawns from December to January. There are oscillations ranging from November to March. On this latter month mature individuals of smaller size have veen found. The jack mackerel feeds usually on copepods and other planktonic organims, but it can feed also on juveniles of other fishes. This fish is caught throghout the whole year. The catches show their greater peak during winter; one other non-constant peak occurs during the spring (October-November) and declines shoraply during the summer months. It follows from this that the time of greates catch does not coincide with spawning season, or with the appearence of the greatest mean sizes. This happens because the interests of the fishermen are attracted during those months by others species of greater commercial value.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Contribución al conocimiento de la biología del surel (Trachurus picturatus australis) del área de Mar del Plata (Pisces, Carangidae)
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Cousseau, M.B.mbcousseau@yahoo.com.ar
Series Name: Boletín del Instituto de Biología Marina
Number: 15
Number of Pages: 38
Date: 1967
Publisher: Instituto de Biología Marina (IBM)
Place of Publication: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Issuing Agency: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, Argentina
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perciformes; Carangidae; Trachurus lathami; jack mackerel, surel; taxonomy; geographical distribution; morphology; anatomy; feeding; sexual maturity; condition factor; length-weight relationships; taxonomía; madurez sexual; morfología; relaciones largo-peso; factor de condición; distribución geográfica; alimentación; anatomía; PSW; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Mar del Plata
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 6025
Depositing User: Librarian Gabriela Silvoni
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2011 18:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 14:21
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/6025

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