Courtship and spawning behaviors of carangid species in Belize

Graham, Rachel T. and Castellanos, Daniel W. (2005) Courtship and spawning behaviors of carangid species in Belize. Fishery Bulletin, 103(2), pp. 426-432.

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Abstract

Many species of reef f ish agg regate seasonally in large numbers to spawn at predictable times and sites (Johannes, 1978; Sadovy, 1996; Domeier and Colin, 1997). Although spawning behavior has been observed for many reef fish in the wild (Wicklund, 1969; Smith, 1972; Johannes, 1978; Sadovy et al., 1994; Aguilar Perera and Aguilar Davila, 1996), few records exist of observations on the courtship or natural spawning for the commercially important family Carangidae (jacks) (von Westernhagen, 1974; Johannes, 1981; Sala et al., 2003). In this study, we present the first observations on the natural spawning behavior of the economically-valuable permit (Trachinotus falcatus)(Linnaeus, 1758) from the full to new moon period at reef promontories in Belize, with notes on the spawning of the yellow jack (Carangoides bartholomaei) (Cuvier, 1833), and the courtship of five other carangid species.

Item Type: Article
Title: Courtship and spawning behaviors of carangid species in Belize
Personal Creator/Author:
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Graham, Rachel T.
Castellanos, Daniel W.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 103
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 426-432
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9626
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 15:44
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9626

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