All their eggs in one basket: a rocky reef nursery for the longnose skate (Raja rhina Jordan & Gilbert, 1880) in the southern California Bight

Love, Milton S. and Schroeder, Donna M. and Snook, Linda and York, Anne and Cochrane, Guy (2008) All their eggs in one basket: a rocky reef nursery for the longnose skate (Raja rhina Jordan & Gilbert, 1880) in the southern California Bight. Fishery Bulletin, 106(4), pp. 471-475.

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Abstract

Skates (family Rajidae) are oviparous and lay tough, thick-walled eggs. At least some skate species lay their eggs in spatially restricted nursery grounds where embryos develop and hatch (Hitz, 1964; Hoff, 2007). After hatching, neonates may quickly leave the nursery grounds (Hoff, 2007). Egg densities in these small areas may be quite high. As an example, in the eastern Bering Sea, a site <2 km2 harbored eggs of Alaska skate (Bathyraja parmifera) exceeding 500,000/km2. All skate nursery grounds have been identified over soft sea floors (Lucifora and García, 2004; Hoff, 2007).

Item Type: Article
Title: All their eggs in one basket: a rocky reef nursery for the longnose skate (Raja rhina Jordan & Gilbert, 1880) in the southern California Bight
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Love, Milton S.
Schroeder, Donna M.
Snook, Linda
York, Anne
Cochrane, Guy
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 106
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 471-475
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8827
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 17:54
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 17:54
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8827

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