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.
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: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 47-49|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Life history; Fishery biology; Migrations; Colombia; Tarpon atlanticus|
|Item ID: ||9198|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||28 Nov 2012 14:48|
|Last Modified: ||28 Nov 2012 14:48|
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