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The biology of flatfish (Pleuronectinae) in the coastal waters of China
Dagang, C.; Changan, L.; Shuozeng, D. (1992). The biology of flatfish (Pleuronectinae) in the coastal waters of China. Neth. J. Sea Res. 29(1-3): 25-33
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Dagang, C.
  • Changan, L.
  • Shuozeng, D.

    This paper summarizes the biology of flatfish (Pleuronectinae) in the coastal waters of China. Species composition, age, gonad maturation, feeding habit, growth, fecundity, distribution and migration are described. Flatfish are an important and abundant group of fishes in the coastal waters of China. 14 Species of 12 genera in the subfamily of Pleuronectinae have been recorded. Most species inhabit the cold waters of the Yellow Sea and its adjacent regions. The total annual catch varies over the years but on average amounts to several tens of thousands of tons, with a maximum of 80 000 tons. The commercially most important species are Kareius bicoloratus, Cleisthenes herzensteini, Eopsetta grigorijewi, Verasper variegatus, Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae, Clidoderma asperrima, Tanakius kitaharae, Pleuronichthys cornutus, Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini, Microstomus achne, a total of 10 species. For the most important species the population parameters are analysed.

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