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Reproductive biology of turbot (Psetta maxima) and brill (Scophthalmus rhombus) (Teleostei, Pleuronectiformes) in the Adriatic Sea
Caputo, V.; Candi, G.; Colella, S.; Arneri, E. (2001). Reproductive biology of turbot (Psetta maxima) and brill (Scophthalmus rhombus) (Teleostei, Pleuronectiformes) in the Adriatic Sea. Ital. J. Zoolog. 68(2): 107-113. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/11250000109356393
In: Italian Journal of Zoology. Taylor & Francis/Mucchi Editore: Modena. ISSN 1125-0003, more
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Keywords
    Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]; Psetta maxima (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Scophthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Reproduction, Gonad histology, Psetta maxima , Scophthalmus rhombus , Pleuronectiformes, Adriatic Sea

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  • Caputo, V.
  • Candi, G.
  • Colella, S.
  • Arneri, E.

Abstract
    The reproductive biology of two commercially important flat fish, turbot (Psetta maxima) and brill (Scophthalmus rhombus), in the Adriatic Sea was investigated by histology and macroscopic analysis of gonads. Different patterns of vitellogenesis and spawn ing were observed in the two species. In turbot, gonad develop ment culminates annually from March to May and the seasonal egg batch develops synchronously, the eggs becoming ready at about the same time. In brill, the ovary contains several oocyte batches in different stages of maturity, indicating intermittent re lease of ripe eggs in the course of a long spawning season (Janu ary-July). These data are discussed and compared with observa tions on reproduction of turbot and brill for other areas of their distribution ranges.

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