Skip to main content

Interannual distribution of Pacific hake Merluccius productus larvae in the southern part of the California Current

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

The interannual distribution of early life stages of Pacific hake Merluccius productus, within the southern part of the California Current (32–23° N) from 1951 to 2001, was examined to describe the relationship between spawning habitat and environmental conditions. Mean annual abundance was affected by different factors along the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula. In the northern areas (Ensenada and Punta Baja), reduced abundance of larvae coincided with the El Niño and a North Pacific Ocean climatic regime shift, but in the southern areas (San Ignacio to Bahía Magdalena), the drastic reductions suggested a fishery effect for large adults of the coastal migratory population, starting in 1966. Two spawning stocks, coastal and dwarf, were evident in comparisons of latitudinal differences in occurrence of early stages and differences in temperature preferences that seemed to break at Punta Eugenia.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Baja California Peninsula; California Current; Merluccius productus; Pacific hake; larval distribution

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Av. IPN s/n, Col. Playa Palo de Santa Rita, La Paz, Baja California Sur 23096, Mexico

Publication date: 2009-08-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more