Tarpon atlanticus in Colombia: a big fish in trouble

Garcia, C.B. and Solano, O.D. (1995) Tarpon atlanticus in Colombia: a big fish in trouble. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 18(3), pp. 47-49.

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The natural history of Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes 1846) is reconstructed based on published information. Tarpon is a remarkable fish because of its peculiar larvae, large adult size, migration patterns and its capability to breathe atmospheric air. Destructive fisheries - some using dynamite - have much reduced the population of tarpon along the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and some catch data are presented which document this.

Item Type: Article
Title: Tarpon atlanticus in Colombia: a big fish in trouble
Personal Creator/Author:
Garcia, C.B.
Solano, O.D.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 47-49
Date: 1995
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Life history; Fishery biology; Migrations; Colombia; Tarpon atlanticus
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9198
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 13:48
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 13:48
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9198

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