|Distribution and movements of neustonic young of estuarine dependent (Mugil spp., Pomatomus saltatrix) and estuarine independent (Coryphaena spp.) fishes off the southeastern United States|
Powles, H. (1981). Distribution and movements of neustonic young of estuarine dependent (Mugil spp., Pomatomus saltatrix) and estuarine independent (Coryphaena spp.) fishes off the southeastern United States. Rapp. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 178: 207-209
In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhague. ISSN 0074-4336, more
Abundance; Developmental stages; Dispersal; Dispersion; Estuaries; Fish larvae; Geographical distribution; Juveniles; Neuston; Nursery grounds; Coryphaenidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Mugil curema Valenciennes, 1836 [WoRMS]; Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; USA, East [Marine Regions]; USA, Southeast [Marine Regions]; Marine
M. Cephalus (striped mullet), M. Curema (white mullet), and Pomatomus saltatrix (bluefish) spawn in continental shelf waters off the southeastern United States; juveniles enter estuaries of the region and pass the first summer's growth period there. The purpose of this study was to elucidate mechanisms of transport of young stages to the estuaries through an examination of distribution and abundance of larvae in continental shelf and upper slope waters. Results were compared with those on larvae of Coryphaena hippurus (dolphin) and Coryphaena equisetis (pompano dolphin), which also spawn in shelf and upper slope waters but which remain in the pelagic habitat throughout their life cycle.