The reproduction, age and growth of the spotted rockling
Abstract:Biology of the Macaronesian endemic rockling Gaidropsarus guttatus was studied in the Azores. The overall sex ratio from the samples was highly in favour of females (1 : 6·33). The growth parameters were L∞ = 24·23, k = 1·219 and t0 = −0·059. Fish matured at 15 cm LT and the spawning season was strongly clustered in April.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas, Universidade dos Açores, PT-9901-862 Horta, Portugal and 2: School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Port Erin Marine Laboratory, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 6JA, British Isles
Publication date: June 1, 2003