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Fishes taken in monthly trawl samples offshore of Pinellas County, Florida, with new additions to the fish fauna of the Tampa Bay area
Moe Jr., M.A.; Martin, G.T. (1965). Fishes taken in monthly trawl samples offshore of Pinellas County, Florida, with new additions to the fish fauna of the Tampa Bay area. Tulane Stud. Zool. 12(4): 129-151 + errata
In: Tulane Studies in Zoology. Museum of Natural History/Tulane University: New Orleans,. ISSN 0090-9246, more

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  • Moe Jr., M.A.
  • Martin, G.T.

Abstract
    Monthly collections of fishes were made at nine stations offshore of Pinellas County, Florida, from November, 1962, to June, 1963. Data on 2,317 fishes, representing 72 species, are reported. Occurrence of various species, relative abundance at certain depths and environmental descriptions are presented. Growth and other biological data are given for the 12 species most numerous in the catch. Salinity differences were not considered significant since the observed range between highest and lowest values was only 6 ‰. Complete temperature data with a generalized analysis are also presented. Distinctive differences in the fish fauna at depth ranges of 15 to 18 ft, 25 to 45 ft, and 75 to 105 ft are demonstrated. Fifteen of the species collected are new to the ichtyofauna of the Tampa Bay area. Another 27 species new to the area are included, although they were not taken during the study. The number of fish species reported from the Tampa Bay area is extended to 312.

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