|Seasonal changes in the common dab, Limanda limanda (L.) in Isle of Man waters|In: Journal of Fish Biology. Fisheries Society of the British Isles: London,New York,. ISSN 0022-1112, more
Seasonal changes; Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; ANE, Isle of Man [Marine Regions]; Marine
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Otolith accretion was greatest in summer when opaque bands were laid down and slowest in winter when hyaline rings were formed. Food intake was minimal in winter and maximal in summer. Liver weight was high in summer and winter and low in spring after spawning. Growth in length was higher in summer than winter. Gonad weight was greatest in winter for both sexes. Spawning occurred from February to April. After spawning males recovered earlier than females and testes ripened earlier than the ovaries. From winter to summer, the sea temperature increased from 7.5–13.0°C; the day length from 7–17h; and the salinity varied from 34.07-34.36%.