Larval Tunas from the Florida Current
The collection of larval fish made in the Florida Current from May 1951 to October 1956 by the personnel of The Marine Laboratory contained 146 tunas. The following were represented: (1) tuna, Thunnus sp. or spp., most likely young of the bluefin tuna T. thynnus; (2) cceanic skipjack, Katsuwonus pelamis; (3) little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus; (4) frigate mackerel, Auxis thazard; and (5) 13 unidentified scombroid larvae. Capture of these larval fishes indicates that several tunas spawn in the Florida Current between March and October.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1960-01-01
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