O'Connell, Victoria M. (1993) Submersible Observations on Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, Nesting Below 30 m off Sitka, Alaska. Marine Fisheries Review, 55(1), pp. 19-24.
A research submersible was used to delineate the depth distribution of lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, nests (egg masses) below 30 m. Although nests were not seen deeper than 97 m, behavior and dark coloration distinctive of nest-guarding lingcod were seen as deep as 126 m. Males guarding nests were distinctly colored, i.e., dark with little or no mottling, and most were obviously scarred. Two types of guarding behaviors were observed: 1) Males lying directly on or beside the nest and remaining nearly motionless unless touched and 2) males lying on a sentry post and defending the nest when other fish swam close.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Submersible Observations on Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, Nesting Below 30 m off Sitka, Alaska|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|O'Connell, Victoria M.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range: ||pp. 19-24|
|Issuing Agency: ||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Item ID: ||9884|
|Depositing User: ||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited: ||16 Aug 2012 22:38|
|Last Modified: ||16 Aug 2012 22:38|
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