A probable spawning aggregation of the leather bass Dermatolepis dermatolepis (Boulenger) in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, México

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Detailed life-history observations of Dermatolepis dermatolepis are given, including the location, size and timing of a probable spawning aggregation. These observations emphasize the general rarity of the species and the importance of no-take reserves in the management of offshore islands.

Keywords: Dermatolepis dermatolepis; Revillagigedo Archipelago; grouper; rocky reef; spawning aggregation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01909.x

Affiliations: Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0202, U.S.A.

Publication date: July 1, 2008

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