Pelagic behavior of adult Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)

Vollen, Tone and Albert , Ole T. (2008) Pelagic behavior of adult Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides). Fishery Bulletin, 106(4), pp. 457-470.

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It is evident from several field experiments with vertical longlines and archival tags, as well as concurrent studies of predator-prey relationships, that adult specimens of the deep-water flatfish Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) make regular excursions several hundred meters through the water column. The distribution of longline catches within the water column is confined to a well-defined depth layer overlapping with the distribution of blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), an important prey species, and depth recordings from archival tags overlap with Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), the other major fish prey. The degree of pelagic use varies with fish size as well as seasons. Smaller individuals are found further off the bottom, and pelagic activity is greatest during early autumn. Interaction with pelagic prey species can influence results from bottom trawl surveys.

Item Type: Article
Title: Pelagic behavior of adult Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
Personal Creator/Author:
Vollen, Tone
Albert , Ole T.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 106
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 457-470
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 8826
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 17:54
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 17:54

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